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The Graduate School

Professional Development for Teachers

Summer 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! Take a class to renew your license. Acquire instructional strategies that support the Common Core State Standards. Start coursework for a Special Education license (and finish next year)! Participate in the U.S. Department of Education grant-funded Summer TESOL Academy for teaching English learners. Begin an online Adapted Physical Education Endorsement program, complete the 4-5 Generalist Endorsement, or get started with courses for a Reading or TESOL Endorsement. Our classes are short, relevant, and interactive. View our summer flyer.

NEW! Adapted Physical Education Endorsement ONLINE

This online endorsement consisting of 4 courses is available to licensed physical education teachers.

PHED 5500 Adapted Physical Education Assessment and Program Planning (4 credits, online)
May 27 - August 14

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:
  • Through our licensure only program (only for those who hold a license, current or expired)
  • Through our Master of Arts in Education program (only for those who hold a license, current or expired)
  • Through our MAT program (for initial licensure)

Reading Endorsement

EDUC 6660 Research Based Reading and Writing, Grades 4-12 (3 credits)
July 7 - August 14, Mondays, 4:30-8:30 p.m. , TW, 4:30-5:30
Complete the 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 6-week program.
June 2 - July 18, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (no classes the week of July 4th)

Math Education

Four courses will be offered this summer in our Master of Arts in Educational Mathematics program:

MATH 6160 Advanced Calculus for Math Teachers (3 credits)
May 27 - July 3, MWF, 1 - 2:45 p.m.

MATH 6230 Topology for Mathematics Teachers (2 credits)
May 27 - July 3, TTH, 1 - 2:45 p.m.

MATH 6250 Game Theory for Mathematics Teachers (2 credits)
July 7 - August 14, MW, 3:30 - 5:15 p.m.

EDUC 6882 Representations in Math Education (3 credits, blended)
July 7 - August 14, Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m.

Technology for Diverse Learners

EDUC 6780 Special Topics in Technology Education (2 credits)
Explore technologies that support your teaching and gain understanding of assistive technologies for diverse learners.
July 7 - August 14, Tuesdays, 4 - 6 p.m.

Using the Arts as a Tool for Learning

EDUC 6770-02 Dramatic Impact in the Classroom (2 credits)
Explore creative drama techniques to engage all students.
July 7 - 11, M-F, 6-9:30 p.m.

EDUC 6770-01 Celebrating the Arts at All Ages (2 credits)
See the possibilities of using art across the curriculum through interactive, high-impact, and hands-on activities.
July 14 - 18, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

EDUC 6770-03 Summer Ceramics Institute (3 credits)
This course in an intensive studio experience with visiting ceramic artists.
July 28 - Aug 8, M-F, 8:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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:

  • Pre-service and in-service 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:
p / 614-823-1460
e / bgood@otterbein.edu

For a complete list of professional development courses, including those offered in conjunction with COELEC, click here.

/ The Graduate School

The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

p/ 614.823.3210
e/ grad@otterbein.edu

/ Graduate Education Personnel

Gaby Miller
Graduate Education Recruiter/Counselor MAT

Amy Featherstone
Graduate Education and Recruiter/Counselor MAE

Deb Williams
Admission and Data Management Coordinator