Professional Development for Teachers (Summer)

Transform your teaching this summer at Otterbein!

We know your summer months are precious time and we want to make every moment count! Otterbein University is the perfect time and place to develop your teaching practice. Our education classes are innovative, interactive, and taught by experts in their field.

Literacy Professional Development

Short -term literacy PD!  Interactive, high-impact and cutting -edge practices taught by instructors experienced in literacy and reading research.

Emergent Literacy in Inclusive Environments (EDUC 6790 - 30321)

Need literacy hours for a PreK-3 or K-12 Intervention Specialist license or Reading Endorsement? Students will learn literacy strategies and prepare a small unit for emerging readers. This unique course contains a field placement in a Head Start preschool or at the Dowd Center for Homeless Children.  The course is offered 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. MW May 22 - June 12.  The field placement is June 12 - June 29th, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MTWR.

Exploring Orton-Gillingham Methods (EDUC 6790 - 30318)

In this short, intensive seminar, students will explore the concepts and practices which characterizes an Orton-Gillingham based reading program, then apply OG-based strategies to 1 on 1 instruction of a struggling reader during Otterbein's unique summer reading clinic. The course and placement is June 5 - June 22, MTWRF mornings. 


This course develops an educator's ability to teach engineering to middle and high school students with a focus on the Ohio math and science learning standards. 

This Academy has two modules.  Module 1 introduces teachers to 3D modeling, 3D printing, circuitry, coding, and the use of microcontrollers.  In Module 2, teachers develop curriculum of design challenges for students.  Students can choose to complete just Module 1, or both Modules.  There is also the opportunity to earn graduate credit.  Please view our flyer for detailed information. STEM Academy for Teachers at Otterbein (PDF)

DATES:  June 5-9, 2017 (Module 1) and June 12-16 (Module 2)
TIMES:    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ( includes lunch)
LOCATION : The Point at Otterbein University
COST of ACADEMY: $300 for Module 1, $500 for Modules 1 and 2

Complete our online STEM ACADEMY application!  Please contact Amy Featherstone for more information at or 614-823-3271

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Intervention Specialist

  • 21st Century Skills

  • Educational Mathematics

  • Teaching English Language Learners

  • Literacy Professional Development

  • Celebrating the Arts

Intervention Specialist Program begins May 10

Teachers - start an IS license in our one-year licensure program.  Use the classes for the licensure program towards a master's degree in Intervention.  Our classes are blended, with most face-to face meetings on Wednesday evenings.

New to Education? - Students in Otterbein's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) can get their initial Intervention Specialist license (K-12) and master's degree at the same time. 

Register Now!  The First Summer Session begins May 8 

Summer at Otterbein offers multiple sessions for flexibility.  Questions?  please contact one of our graduate education specialists for information.

Licensed teachers contact Amy Featherstone at
Initial licensure students
contact Gaby Miller at