Whether you are an adult learner wanting to complete an undergraduate degree or an educator seeking licensure renewal, the Founders School of Continuing Education serves the working professional. Shaped to provide 21st century skills required for today's careers, we are recognized nationally for our high quality professional development offerings and outreach programs. Our Gill Center offerings for economic education and financial literacy set the standard for teachers and students throughout the region.

NEW Online Criminal Justice Program

Classes will begin on Jan. 13, 2014. Program information is available at www.ashland.edu/cjonline  or by calling 855.388.8100.

Faculty Spotlight

Dwight McElfresh is the Dean of the Founders School of Continuing Education at Ashland University. Prior to serving in this role, he served five years... Read more
John Sikula is Director of Adult Studies & Veteran Services. He was formerly Vice President for Regional Centers and Outreach. He was an Education Dean... Read more
Gene comes to Ashland University as the Director of Professional Development Services after 36 years of experience as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent in... Read more

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In Their Own Words

See what people are saying about our programs.

  • Nicole Williams, Director of Human Resources, Third Street Family Health Services
    Ashland University really sets the bar for other Universities. From start to finish, they make it look easy. There is always someone willing to help and you never feel like you are just a number. The classroom sizes are just right.
  • Deborah Clemons, Sharing Services Admin., Pentair Ashland, Ohio
    Ashland faculty and staff are committed to helping students achieve their goals and help in getting a running start to their future.
  • Robert Rostan, Retired Superintendent, Struthers City School District
    ALAS is an outstanding and valuable workshop for school administrators. The speakers and presentations relate to real-life situations in school operations.
  • Janice Morabeto, M.Ed., Morabeto Mind Legacy Associates, Inc. Professional Development Training and Consultation Professor, Ashland University
    I have been working with Ashland University’s Professional Development Services for over 17 years now. They continually work to create a program that meets the ever-changing needs of our students and to provide a process for searching, registration and grade retrieval that is effortless and... more
  • Marilyn B. Troyer, Ph.D., Chief of Innovation, Improvement and Human Capital, New Albany-Plain Local Schools
    I strongly recommend Ashland University as a partner for school districts because of the University's excellent follow-up and attention to detail. I have confidence that questions will be answered accurately and transcripts provided in a timely manner. These are important to both our teachers and... more
  • Michelle Vance, Technology Director, Ontario Local Schools
    Ashland University provides our district the opportunity to customize professional development technology workshops that fit the guidelines of our technology plan and overall school-improvement plan. Customized instruction allows the district to develop opportunities for teachers and other... more
  • Janine McMillan, Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator
    Ashland University has always been supportive and easy to work with over the years. Their willingness to visit our school district to register teachers/students personally shows their willingness to serve the customer first. Also, courses that my teachers take from Ashland University can all be... more
  • Ann Ebersole, Program Developer/Instructor WVIZ/PBS
    Ashland University is respected for consistently offering high quality professional development. Their staff makes a big effort to help you meet their standards when requesting graduate credit for a class. Ashland classes support 21st century skills that help teachers adopt new methods of meeting... more
  • Steven Genther, Strongsville High School
    The flexibility of Ashland’s continuing education classes allow me to not only take classes that I am interested in that can benefit me both personally and professionally, but they allow me to work around my schedule.
  • Dr. Jim Robinson, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Manchester Local Schools
    The Telego Center’s Ashland Leadership Academy Seminars (ALAS) have made me more aware of what is not just going on nationally or in the state with administration, but also what is going on in this region. It has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge base, which in turn has helped me on... more