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The State of Ohio has extended the deadline for certified teachers to renew their licenses, and Notre Dame College has 100 percent online accessible, affordable and attainable summer professional development course options particularly for educators.

The Notre Dame Office of Professional Development offers market driven, accredited courses for educators and administrators year-round and is providing convenient online opportunities this summer.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Department of Education is providing flexibility regarding the licensure renewal deadline for teachers. All educator licenses currently set to expire on July 1 have had their expiration dates extended to September 1.

Course Options

Notre Dame professional development course options for teachers this summer range from education science to project-based learning, classroom management and Google Certified Educator training. True to Notre Dame’s emphasis on service to marginalized populations, options also cover special needs and inclusive education, teaching students from poverty, trauma sensitive environments and more.

This summer, all professional development options through the College are completely online through June with on campus classes in July and August on hold as we await guidelines from the Governor. July and August classes may move online as well.

Instructional Delivery Services (IDS)

One of our local partners, Instructional Delivery Services (IDS), is holding all of their summer classes through August online. Three timetables are available to accommodate working teachers, with courses that run from June 8 to June 30, from June 22 to July 17 and from August 4 to August 21.

All selections are accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the standard for excellence in teacher education, and cost $465 for three graduate credit hours of professional development. IDS courses appear on Notre Dame transcripts.

The College’s professional development options are updated regularly to provide teachers the latest information on emerging technologies, pedagogies and interpersonal relationships that are essential for working with today’s students, families and administrators. Most courses are offered in partnership with Instructional Delivery Services.

Registration Information

Course selection and registration is available online at For assistance, contact Tina Jurcisin at or Kris Jensen at

While the license expiration extension this summer will allow educators additional time to address their requirements for renewal, teachers must complete their legally required professional development by September 1 or an additional three semester hours of professional development will be required for renewal.

In addition to these summer online offerings for teachers, Notre Dame’s Office of Professional Development is expected to add new courses in science and business in the near future. Details will be made available on the professional development website.

Education Expertise

Notre Dame’s Office of Professional Development also offers a reading endorsement, teacher leader endorsement through IDS. 4th-5th grade endorsement, principal licensure program, autism certificate and preparation for the foundations of reading test, among other educational programs. Additional information is available online at

In addition, Notre Dame offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in multiple education concentrations both online and on its campus near Cleveland. Additional details are available on

The College was established in 1922 by the Sisters of Notre Dame as one of the first higher education institutions in the country to provide certified professional teacher training, among other educational options. The Sisters of Notre Dame are known as premiere educators as well as for their charism celebrating the goodness of and gratitude to God.

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About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or