How Strong Are Your Leadership Skills?

leadIf you are looking to better your leadership skills in 2019, the Lead Now Workshop is for you! This service learning leadership program is designed to help K-12 students, teachers, administrators and staff, change their lives, schools, and communities. This collaborative and engaging course will help participants design customized service learning plans for their schools and will empower team members to succeed in and out of the classroom. The course consists of two main parts--leadership training and service learning projects. Upon completion of the course, participants will be equipped with the necessary tools to design, prepare, and implement successful service learning projects. CLICK HERE TO START NOW


Are you a World Language Teacher

looking to earn

Graduate Credit?

We've got you covered!

Ashland University and Idioma Education have teamed up to provide you with online methodology & pedagogy courses, and content specific courses in Spanish, French, Italian, and Latin.  All courses align with the ACTFL National Standards, and are practical, self-paced, with a language instructor to help guide your way.  

Idioma Education is the leading provider of online World Language Graduate and Professional Development Courses and provides practical lessons and applications to enhance the K-12 classroom language curriculum. World Language and ESL teachers of Ohio and across the nation will have an opportunity earn graduate credit towards licensure, salary advancement or an advanced degree. 

Course registration for the following courses is now OPEN through Ashland University's website. Please click HERE to view the course catalog and to register.  



Ashland University Founders School Professional Development Services is partnering with RealEstateCE to offer continuing education for Real Estate License Renewal.  Licensees are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education every three years to renew their license.  RealEstate CE offers continuing education that is relevant to your career, will meet education requirements for renewal and help you be highly successful in the real estate business.  RealEstateCE offerings focus on the current trends in real estate such as social media, the millennial generation, and alternative forms of housing allowing you to learn new skills at your own pace online.  RealEstateCE delivery software is custom–designed exclusively for continuing education real estate classes. Courses have been custom–fit to accommodate Ohio’s real estate continuing education requirements.  If you are interested in RealEstateCE courses, please click HERE.

New Courses Focused on Special Learners


Take a Break from the Summer Heat with a Cool Online PD Course from CaseNeX

Choose from seven highly relevant courses offered for graduate credit 

Learn strategies and research-based practices to support special learners in your classroom this fall

New courses start July 8




  • Once a registration has been processed it cannot be changed. A registration is a commitment to pay the tuition costs.
  • With a letter of permission from the instructor a class can be dropped with a refund within 3 days following initial registration. After 3 days, tuition is non-refundable.
  • PDS is typically graded as Pass (S) or Fail (U). 
  • Students can use Ashland's student portal, WebAdvisor to view courses they have registered for, view grades, print account statements or grade reports.
  • Once grades have been posted, an official transcript can be ordered from our registrar's office.

Please use the links to set up your WebAdvisor account and to request transcripts once your grades have been posted 

Please use WebAdvisor to check your grades before ordering transcripts from the registrar *

* transcript requests will be processed even if grades have not yet posted



Ashland University's Professional Development Services (PDS) is the number one provider of professional development classes for credit in the state of Ohio serving over 400 school districts in all 88 counties with more affordable graduate credits for use in teaching and/or administration license renewal.  Last year alone we taught nearly 4,000 graduate credit classes annually to more than 14,500 teachers who earned over 20,000 graduate credit hours. We offer a wide variety of year-round class options as well as training onsite, online, or at our five convenient locations throughout Ohio.


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Ashland Leadership Academy Seminars

ALAS 2020

January 3-4 | February 7-8 | March 6-7

The goal of each ALAS weekend is to provide educational leaders with high-impact presentations delivered by engaging presenters on a variety of contemporary topics. ALAS provides legal updates and analysis in a lively forum for professional networking, renewal, and growth.

The Telego Center and Ennis Britton Co., L.P.A. are proud to present the Ashland Leadership Academy Seminars. Come celebrate the 19th year of this exceptional professional development series with us! We look forward to your participation as we continue to deliver best-in-the-field speakers and informative topics.

Click here for details. 


Ashland University has partnered with VESi to provide online graduate level courses.


Courses offered for 2 or 3 Graduate Credits

With tuition starting at just $420


Revised Gifted Operating Standards

Gifted Education for the General Education Teacher

The Gifted Operating Standards for the State of Ohio have been revised to recognize the importance of supporting professional development for general education classroom teachers. The requirements for earning a "Teaching the Gifted" Certificate include coursework in the nature and needs as well as in curriculum and instruction of and for gifted students. Completion of both courses can be applied toward a gifted endorsement as well as built into a master's program.

Click HERE for more information and to find the registration links.


Featured Campus

Massillon Stark Professional Development Office

The Stark Center partners regionally to bring high quality professional learning for graduate credit with all the local school districts, Educational Services Centers, State Support Teams, and other educational entities in 15 counties of NE Ohio. (Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Geauga, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas counties). Our administrative staff works to establish long term relationships by offering professional growth opportunities customized to the needs of individual educators.   Learning formats include job embedded, action research, unique design, hybrid, face to face, and on-line classes. The Stark Center Director for PDS (Professional Development Services) is Paul Stellar,,  and the Administrative Assistant is Connie VanSwearingen, ( Should you have an interest in offering PDS classes or in becoming an adjunct instructor with us, please contact Connie or Paul at 330-832-9856

Stark PD Classes

We want to make you aware of all the wonderful upcoming PDS opportunities available now at Ashland University's Massillon Stark Center.  There is a wide variety of classes to choose from with independent adjuncts with diverse backgrounds! Please share with appropriate educators for professional growth and educator license renewal. Our online listings are updated weekly, so be sure to check the website often for new offerings. In addition, we with work with many independent adjuncts to bring professional learning opportunities to area educators, both in face-to-face and online formats. 

Feature Providers

Resilient Leadership (Year Long Job Embedded)

 contact John Moyer at

Educational Leadership start date:  June 15, 2019  or August 3, 2019  

 Location or meetings: Stow Munroe Falls High School

3 sem hrs Job Embedded course of study

For more information educational_leadership_job_embedded_course_requirements_start_date_session_june_15_or_august_3_2019.pdf


July 23-26, 2019 /PBL Ohio Institute / Click here for more information

August 1-2, 2019 /2019 Leadership Symposium (Summit ESC) / Click here for more information

September 16-17, 2019 /Connect & Collaborate (The Management Council) / Click here for more information

October 14-15, 2019 /63rd Annual Ohio Council for the Social Studies Conference / Click here for more information