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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.

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Faculty Spotlight

Eugene P. Linton Ph.D.
Administration
Gene comes to Ashland University as the Dean of the Founders School and Excecutive Director of Professional Development Services after 36 years of experience as...Read more

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Student Opinions

See what people are saying about our programs.
Dr. Jim Robinson
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... more
Dr. Jim Robinson, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Manchester Local Schools
Steven Genther
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.
Steven Genther, Strongsville High School
Ann Ebersole
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... more
Ann Ebersole, Program Developer/Instructor WVIZ/PBS
Janine McMillan
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... more
Janine McMillan, Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator
Michelle Vance
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
Michelle Vance, Technology Director, Ontario Local Schools
Marilyn Troyer
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... more
Marilyn B. Troyer, Ph.D., Chief of Innovation, Improvement and Human Capital, New Albany-Plain Local Schools
Janice Morabeto
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
Janice Morabeto, M.Ed., Morabeto Mind Legacy Associates, Inc. Professional Development Training and Consultation Professor, Ashland University
Deborah Clemons
Ashland faculty and staff are committed to helping students achieve their goals and help in getting a running start to their future.
Deborah Clemons, Sharing Services Admin., Pentair Ashland, Ohio
Nicole Williams
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.
Nicole Williams, Director of Human Resources, Third Street Family Health Services
Robert Rostan
ALAS is an outstanding and valuable workshop for school administrators. The speakers and presentations relate to real-life situations in school operations.
Robert Rostan, Retired Superintendent, Struthers City School District