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.  


May 3, 2019 OAPSA Spring Conference / Quest Conference Center, North Columbus near Polaris / Visit for more information


  • 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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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

Columbus Center Professional Development Office  

As we begin our 41st year of providing services, we pause to reflect why we are here and what we are tasked with doing. The Professional Development Services exists for one reason, to assist and support the teachers and educational leaders of Ohio and beyond.  We are honored to be able to provide this service in assisting teachers in renewing their license, in helping educators to expand their thinking about the culture of their building and classroom, about the impact of their teaching/leading and how it applies to their students. We offer classes that help all educators advance students to their highest potential. As former teachers, Georgine and I know that educators have a stake in the children entrusted to them, so our goal is to provide the resources to help educators do just that!

We have created a catalog of courses that is updated when new classes are being offered. You can also get updates on courses that are coming up by FOLLOWING US on Facebook and Linkedin.  Still not sure how to access our courses?  Give Courtney Kessler a call at 614-794-4850 or drop her an email at

Be sure to visit the website for the Columbus Center at!