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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.

Research-Based Reading and Writing (EDUC 6660 - 30265)

Students in this course will study the theory and research that informs the literacy skills and processes of transitioning and advanced readers.  Specific focus on reading and writing to learn; reading and writing workshop; and literacy for students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and development backgrounds.  Tutoring hours at the 4-12 grade level.  July 5 - August 7, MTW 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Taught by Dr. Kristin Bourdage.

Begin your Master of Arts in Teaching or Master of Arts in Education degree

MAT Students!  School and Society:  A Reflective Society: EDUC 5000: In this course, students will explore foundational ideas about education to critically reflect on their own beliefs about education, the role of the teacher, and the school¿s relationship to society. Emphasis is placed on the impact that changing social and political contexts have had on the historical development of educational aims and practices. 

MAE Students!  Foundations of Democratic Education: EDUC 6000: In this course, students will explore the ongoing formation of democratic education. Starting with the philosophical foundations of democratic education, the course will examine its historical development, contemporary challenges, and recent reform efforts. Special emphasis is placed on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice. Assignments may be differentiated for students in the MAE C&I Theory and Research strand. 

June 27 - August 11, 12:45 - 3:45 TR, OR 6:00 p.m. - 9:35 p.m. Taught By Dr. Daniel Cho

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Intervention Specialist

  • 21st Century Skills

  • Educational Mathematics

  • Teaching English Language Learners

  • Literacy Professional Development

  • Celebrating the Arts

Intervention Specialist Program

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!  Summer session is in full swing! 

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

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