AU is Pleased to Announce Partnership with Modern Teacher


We are pleased to announce an extended partnership between Ashland University and Modern Teacher.  To date, Modern Teacher has supported Ashland University with its professional learning efforts across the state of Ohio.  Now, through this collaboration, we are expanding nationally to offer course credit to all of Modern Teacher’s partner districts.  These districts will now be able to offer their teachers and administration graduate course credit for the professional learning modules completed on 

 Modern Teacher works with School Districts that are attempting to move from traditional classrooms to a modern learning environment. They provide a nationally-recognized framework to design, construct and manage toward the promised outcomes of personalized learning. This framework lives in an online platform that connects administrators, principals and teachers with the strategy, know-how and metrics to effectively move a district toward its goals.  You can learn more by going to Modern Teacher or emailing


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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$MARTPATH, developed by the Universe of Cincinnati's Economics Center, is an engaging, interactive and easy way for teachers of grades 1-6 to embed relevant and fun economics and financial education in the classrooms. $martPath provides simple, fun lessons that bring economic and financial education to life in your classroom. You will learn to teach students about personal financial responsibility through grade-appropriate, curriculum-aligned, interactive lessons.

Each educator will receive two $75 Amazon gift cards upon completion of the training requirements and feedback.

The training seminars are offered AT NO COST TO YOU, however, you do have the option to extend your learning through online modules and earn graduate credit through Ashland University. One semester hour of credit will require a tuition payment of $160 and additional, required online assignments. Payment and registration for graduate credit can be made on the day of your training seminar.

For more information, click here.

There are two seminars to choose from. Click on the date you would like to attend to be directed to the registration page.

If you have any questions, please call our PDS office at (419) 289-5350 or email

Cleveland Elyria Professional Development Office


Our Cleveland and Elyria campus is combined to bring high quality professional learning to school districts, teachers and administrators in 13 surrounding counties. The staff is located in beautiful Independence at 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard just off interstate 77 and 480. 

Our administrative staff works to establish long term relationships by offering professional growth opportunities customized to the needs of individual educators. Learning forms include job embedded, action research, unique design hybrid via face to face and on-line classes.

The Director for the Cleveland and Elyria Director PDS (Professional Development Services) is Renee Yoder (, Her Administrative Assistant is Janet Atkinson ( Should you have an interest in offering PDS classes, or in becoming an adjunct instructor with us, please contact Renee or Janet via email or by phone at (216) 292-1100.

 We want to make you aware of all the wonderful upcoming PDS opportunities available now at Ashland University's Cleveland/Elyria Center.  There is a wide variety of classes to choose from with independent adjuncts with diverse backgrounds! Please share with anyone needing to renew their license.You can click HERE to see our face-to-face offerings and HERE to see a list of our online courses. 

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.

This month we are featuring a two day Summer Academy hosted by McGraw Hill. The Summer Academy 2017 is for educators in the Cleveland area held on August 1 and 2.  Educators will participate in a variety of sessions each day that they will be able to choose from in order to improve the instructional practices regarding the teaching of math and reading in their classrooms.   This flexible format of the academy allows for a menu of choices which enables participants to design an individualized program to meet their specific needs.  This differentiated type of professional learning will help participants learn and enhance effective teaching skills and strategies, create more engaging lessons, and reflect and improve on student success in the classroom.  

To view the flyer click HERE. To register for this course, please click HERE.