Office of Professional Development

Welcome to the Office of Professional Development! Our department offers flexibly scheduled face-to-face and online courses covering a broad range of topics for those who want to attain or maintain certificates or licensure in a particular field, learn new job skills or simply want personal enrichment.

Coursework for Educators

Founded 90 years ago, Notre Dame College has a long tradition of teacher education. We continually review and update our teacher education programs with new courses to strive to offer professional development that informs teachers about emerging technologies, pedagogies and interpersonal relationships that are Circle Button so important to have when working with students, families and administrators.

Fall 2014 Course Catalog 

The Professional Development Summer Course Catalog for Educators can be viewed here.

To register online for any of these courses, click here. You can also print the registration form and mail in your selection(s) with your check.

Registration Form

4/5 Endorsement

Teachers who hold an Early Childhood PK-3 Teaching license may add a fourth and fifth grade endorsement that is aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for 4th and 5th grades. See page 16 in Fall 2014 catalog for information on this four course, 9.5 credit program. For additional questions, contact Kris Jensen at 216-373-5219 or kjensen@ndc.edu . Click here to register.

Reading Endorsement

The Notre Dame College Reading Endorsement prepares teachers to support the reading needs of all students in grades PK-12, whether they are struggling or gifted readers.  See page 16 in the Fall 2014 catalog for details on this program. For additional information, contact Jennifer Kelly at 216-373-6386 or Marissa Bozak at 216-373-6337.

Educational Partnerships

Notre Dame College is partnered with a number of organizations to provide quality and relevant professional development for educators.

  • The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory (NEW)

    The Notre Dame College Office of Professional Development is excited to be in partnership with The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory. Students interested in Morgan Art courses may earn graduate credit for their studio workshops. Graduate credit cost is an additional $130 per credit hour.

    You can view classes and register for The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory courses by clicking this link- http://morganconservatory.org/events/category/workshops/

    If you would like to obtain graduate credit for your class you must also register by clicking this link

    Please note that you will need to pay the Morgan Conservatory cost for the class AND $130 per credit hour for graduate credit to Notre Dame College.


Professional Development Staff

Tina Jurcisin
Administrative Coordinator
Kris Jensen

Karen Poelking
VP Community Relations &
Director, Professional Development