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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.

Due to a scheduled upgrade, all OPD registrations need to be done by phone until further notice. If you would like to register for classes in the 4/5 Endorsement Program, Reading Endorsement Program or Principal Licensure Program, please call or text Kris Jensen at 440.376.8708 to arrange for a phone call. For any other OPD classes, please contact Tina Jurcisin at 216.373.6520 and leave a message. Your phone call will be returned within 24-36 hours. When the upgrade is complete, a posting on the website will be made. However, it may not be finished prior to the start of the Spring 2021 term. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

From the OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WEBPAGE—LICENSURE UPDATE FOR EDUCATORS:

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Reset-and-Restart/Educator-Licensure

FLEXIBILITY FOR CURRENT EDUCATORS WHOSE LICENSES WERE PREVIOUSLY SET TO EXPIRE JULY 1, 2020

The Ohio Department of Education is providing flexibility regarding the licensure renewal deadline. With the passage of House Bill 197 of the 133rd General Assembly, the coronavirus relief bill, flexibility has been provided to educators regarding the renewal of credentials previously set to expire on July 1, 2020. Under this law, the period for educators to complete their renewal requirements and renew their licenses has been extended to Dec.1, 2020.

Educators will need to complete their legally required professional development by Dec. 1, 2020, or an additional three semester hours of professional development will be required for renewal. Educators may need to adjust their individual professional development plans as needed. Educators are encouraged to complete their renewals as soon as they are ready to allow adequate time for processing and to avoid a gap in licensure.

Please note that these extensions do not apply to any educator whose license, certificate or permit is suspended as of June 30, 2020.

LOCAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES

Current educators whose licenses expire this year should contact their Local Professional Development Committees and work to modify, as needed, their individual professional development plans as soon as possible. Although many in-person professional development opportunities have been canceled, educators can continue to take advantage of remote and web-based professional development opportunities as approved by their Local Professional Development Committees.

Local Professional Development Committees are encouraged to continue meeting via telephone, video-conference or other remote means. If a meeting is subject to Ohio’s Open Meetings Act, districts should work with their legal counsels to determine how best to proceed. These committees also should be flexible in their approaches to reviewing and approving professional development considering the current circumstances.

 

Coursework for Educators

Click here to register for Notre Dame College Professional Development ProgramsFounded nearly 100 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 so important to have when working with students, families and administrators.

FALL 2020 CATALOG FOR EDUCATORS AVAILABLE NOW!

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, all professional development classes will be online. Our full catalog of courses is available now. Click here for a list.

NEW CLASSES FOR FALL 2020!

Check out the new classes for Fall 2020. Click here for details.

Online-only courses will be available in technology, differentiation, trauma, classroom management and much more.

In addition to IDS, Notre Dame will also be offering online classes. Click the blue button. At the Course Catalog page, click on the Technology catalog to register. In addition to the Notre Dame online courses there are other online opportunities through Teacher Education Institute (TEI). See their link below for a list of courses.

Please note that you do not register for IDS or TEI courses through Notre Dame College but directly with them. Click on their links below for more education. Also, do not use Internet Explorer while trying to view or register for classes as you will not be able to do view pages.

Educational Partnerships

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

 

Other Professional Development Opportunities

Autism Certificate

The Notre Dame Division of Professional Education is offering an online Autism Certificate through the Office of Professional Development. The sequence of classes will begin in January 2021 (Online Term D3).This certificate in advanced training is for working professionals in education, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech/language pathology, music therapy or any other “touchpoint” profession with students (ages 3-21) with autism spectrum disorders. Candidates must complete five courses (each course is 3 graduate credits). Once all are completed, candidates will be eligible to sit for the IBCCES examination for Certified Autism Specialist (CAS). For more details on courses click here

ED090-Navigating the Foundations of Reading (090) Test Review Course For ECE, MCE, and MMIS Candidate Info

Outstanding opportunity for teachers and preservice teachers who are seeking initial licensure in Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education or Mild Moderate Intervention Specialist available. The next session will be March 16, 2021. Click here to learn more about the program. Course title – ED090 Navigating the Foundations of Reading (090) Test: A review for ECE, MCE and MMIS Candidates for Success on the Exam.Three hour, online course for only $99! Click here to register.

 

Real Estate Course Offerings

Notre Dame College  has an agreement with RealEstateCE.com to promote online renewal courses for real estate licensees. Notre Dame College is not the developer of these courses and is simply providing a referral service. Any questions regarding course content or course technology, and/or to complete the registration process, should be directed to https://realestatece.com/a/notre-dame-college .

Need a Transcript?

Click here and select BEGIN ORDER and follow the directions. You will need your social security number OR student ID to proceed. Please Note: Transcripts will not be processed until payment is made in full, and no transcripts will be issued for students who have an outstanding financial obligation to the College. Official transcripts are usually processed within three to five business days of issuance of grade reports or of receipt of a written request, whichever is later.

Teacher Leader Endorsement

Notre Dame College in collaboration with Instructional Delivery Services is now offering a Teacher Leader Endorsement program

Notre Dame College’s Teacher Leader Endorsement is tailored to meet the needs of the working professional educator. It is designed for the teaching professional that desires a larger leadership role in improving the delivery of instruction. The teacher leader will be instrumental in supporting and mentoring teachers, especially the four year residency candidates, as well as leading school improvement initiatives, assisting school administration with professional development activities and other collaborative leadership efforts. Additionally this endorsement will help to qualify educators for the Lead Professional Educators License, the highest qualification of Ohio’s 4-tiered licensure structure.

Entrance Requirements for Teacher Leader Endorsement:

  • Current Ohio educator license
  • Completion of master’s degree
  • Four years of successful teaching experience

Required Courses:

ED594M Measurement Based Decision Making in the Professional Learning Community

ED594E Ethics and Principles of Teacher Leadership

ED594I Collaborative Coaching for Improving Instruction

ED594L Practicum in Teacher Leadership

*Prerequisite ED594E, ED594M, ED594I

Courses can be taken in any order but must conclude with ED594L Practicum in Teacher Leadership

TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM CONTACT:

Sandy Weaver, Instructional Delivery Services at 216.406.5556

4/5 Endorsement

The 4/5 Endorsement is now accepting new students. If you would like to be considered, please contact Kris Jensen at 216-373-5219 or at kjensen@ndc.eduTo view details of this program, click here.

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. Click here for details on this program.

Principal Licensure Program

Educators interested in a career as a school principal or administrator can obtain the necessary coursework by enrolling in this 8-course (24 credit), online endorsement program. Educators must have a Master’s degree and current teaching license as well as other requirements to begin the program. For all requirements of the program and more information click here.

 

Professional Development Staff
Tina Jurcisin
Manager
216.373.6520
tjurcisin@ndc.edu
Kris Jensen
Administrative Coordinator
216.373.5219
kjensen@ndc.edu