Important Tuition Update

Professional Development tuition costs will be increasing for the 2018-2019 school year - courses that begin 9/1/18. 

Revised Gifted Operating Standards

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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. 



OAASFEP Fall Coordinators Conference, Hilton/Columbus Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr., Columbus, Oct.22-23,

OCALICON, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH,  Nov. 14-16,

OAGC 66th Annual Fall Conference, Hilton at Easton, 3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, OH 43219, October 14-16,

OESCA Fall Conference: Connect & Collaborate 2.0, Renaissance Columbus, Westerville-Polaris Hotel, Columbus, OH, September 17, 2018



  • 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 below 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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Masters in Adult Education - with a Cognate in Correctional Education

A Master of Education in Adult Education is a graduate degree catered to education professionals who are not associated with the K-12 education system. There are over 250 million adults who are seeking other types of formal education, education that focuses on lifelong learning related to adult life context. Our 18-hour graduate core meets the national standards for Graduate Programs in Adult Education. 

To start, the Founders School of Continuing Education is offering two Professional Development graduate level courses:

Integrating Career Readiness into the Adult Correctional Education Classroom - 7 week course beginning August 27, 2018

Integrating Employment Skills into Correctional Education Classroom - 7 week course beginning October 29, 2018

You can click on the course titles  for more information and to register. 

Before moving into additional classes beyond these first two, students will need to apply to Ashland University to enter into the graduate program at the College of Education. Application to the University is not required for the first two PD courses. 

For more information on the Masters in Adult Education program, please click here

Featured Campus

Southwest Center Professional Development Office 

Our Southwest Center is located in on the northern edge of Cincinnati. Director Pat Crahan along with his administrative assistant Sarah Graham, keep busy serving Adams, Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren counties. Please click here to see their face-to-face course offerings and here for online courses. New courses are always being added so be sure to check often. If you have any questions about registering for a Southwest course, or if you would like more information on how you can offer Ashland graduate credit for your school district's Professional Development, please contact us at:

Patrick J. Crahan, Director,

Sarah Graham, Administrative Assistant,

513.772.5532   | 800.670.0395