Professional Development for Teachers
Otterbein offers many opportunities for teachers to continue to develop as a professional. Contact Amy Featherstone, Graduate Education Advisor for an appointment to discuss the best individualized plan for you. You also need to contact Amy Featherstone to register for classes. Download a printable flyer (PDF) about Summer Professional Development at Otterbein.
Maximize your time this summer at Otterbein!
We know your summer months are precious time and we want to make every moment count! This summer we are offering professional development courses that will enable you to renew your license, add an endorsement, or start work on a new licensure area take a STEM class. Courses are short, relevant, and interactive. Courses are open to teachers with a state-issued license (current or expired) and those without a license can meet with an advisor for special admission.
Want to learn more? Register for a webinar with our education advisors on May 1st at 3:30 p.m. to learn more about all of our offerings.
NEW! Start your K-12 Intervention Specialist License
There are three ways to get a K-12 Intervention Specialist License (Mild to Moderate and Moderate to Intensive) this summer:
Start this summer and complete the entire endorsement by December. Complete four courses for a total of 12 graduate credit hours that lead to the PK-12 Reading Endorsement. (Pre-recs include a reading methods and phonics course) Courses are taught in a blended method (a combination of online and seat time) at a time that is convenient for teachers.
4-5 Generalist Endorsement (12 credits)
Teachers who hold a PK-3 license can complete the entire coursework necessary for adding the 4-5 Generalist endorsement in our 5 week program.
June 3rd-July 12th, 9 am-4pm (no classes week of July 4th)
EDUC 6750 Catalyzing Teacher Leadership through the STEM Experience (3 credits)
Practical, application-oriented experiences for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) teachers at any level (PK-12). Learn to teach for mastery based in the Common Core curriculum, design academies and learning centers, and create project-based learning and design challenges for your students. Learn more in this printable flyer (PDF).
One week intensive, Jun 24-28 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Three courses will be offered this summer toward our Master of Arts in Educational Mathematics program:
MATH 6140 Number Theory for Mathematics Teachers(3 credits)
MWF May 28–July 3 1–2:45 p.m.
MATH 6210 Great Theorems in Mathematics (2 credits)
T &Th May 28–July 3 1–2:45 p.m.
EDUC 6881 Discourse in Math Education (3 credit hours)
Wed July 8–Aug 15 1–3 p.m.
EDUC 6790 Educational Technology (2 credits)
During this workshop, participants will discover the latest technology tools that will help advance their teaching and learning.
Monday and Wednesdays 5:30-9:30, May 28-July 3
EDUC 6910 Special Education Law for School Leaders
This online, two graduate-hour course is designed for aspiring or current school leaders, teacher leaders, school specialists, and guidance counselors. The course will explore major laws, policies and procedures that have shaped special education nationally an in the State of Ohio. Topics will include the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. IEP team processes, dispute resolution procedures and discipline and management of students with disabilities will also be addressed.
Online course with one on-campus meeting June 10th at 4:30 p.m.
Course length: June 10- 28
EDUC 6770 Dramatic Impact in the Classroom (2 credits)
This workshop will explore dramatic techniques in connection with oral interpretation as integral educational tools for energizing learners.
July 8-12, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
EDUC 6770 Celebrating the Arts at All Ages (2 credits)
This course is participatory, active, and interactive. Learn with well-known artist and author, Mim Chenfeld
July 15-19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
EDUC 6770 Summer Ceramics Institute (3 credits)
This course in an intensive studio experience with visiting ceramic artists.
August 5-16 8:30-3:30 p.m.
OP2 Operation Physics
A FREE, 5-semester hour graduate course for middle grades (4-9) science teachers. Operation Physics is a course designed for teachers to assist in developing their understanding of physical science and provide concrete ideas that they can take back to their classrooms. Funding for the course is primarily provided by a grant from the Ohio Board of Regents' Improving Teacher Quality Program. The program is competitive and teachers must complete a separate application process. Click here for a downloadable PDF application.
To apply to participate in any of these professional development opportunities, click here, and choose the non-degree graduate application, unless you'd like your work to be part of a Master's program. To register for classes, please contact Amy Featherstone.
If you'd like to begin work on a Master's degree in Education, many of the courses listed above can be incorporated into your plan of study. Contact Amy Featherstone at 614.823.3271 for more information.
Central Ohio English Learners’ Education Collaborative (COELEC)
Otterbein is the proud home of Central Ohio English Learners’ Education Collaborative (COELEC) The Central Ohio English Learners’ Education Collaborative (COELEC) is a direct result of a National Professional Development grant award from the U. S. Department of Education. COELEC has three major initiatives: Higher Education Initiative, Summer-plus Academy, and English Learner Career Ladders.
These initiatives have the potential to directly increase the TESOL pedagogical knowledge and skills of educators who teach English Learners (ELs) in preschool through college.
The Teacher Education program at Otterbein will be forever transformed by a redesigned TESOL-focused curriculum that will impact more than current and future teachers each year. The newly developed skills and strategies of practicing teachers will impact generations of ELs, and career ladder degree earners will increase the linguistic and cultural diversity of Central Ohio’s teaching force.
COELEC participants and activities are based on distinct priorities:
- Preservice and inservice middle and high school math and science teachers,
- English Learners (ELs) with interest in education,
- Central Ohio Educators with desire to improve instructional delivery for English Learners (ELs).
Please contact the COELEC office with your questions and ideas.
For a complete list of professional development courses, including those offered in conjunction with COELEC, click here.