New Partnership with Corwin

Corwin, a leading publisher of professional books for PreK-12 educators, and Ashland University have partnered to provide grad credit for 13 Corwin eCourses. Both Ashland University and Corwin have a shared mission to provide affordable, convenient professional growth opportunities. Through this partnership, Corwin and Ashland University create a connection between the Ashland Leadership Academy Seminars and the work that needs to be completed to apply this learning within systems. The goal is to support educators and administrators in Ohio in implementing innovations and improvement for the benefit of students and educator effectiveness.

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This course is a customized approach to preparing to take the RESA.  Requirements include the application of theory and best practices in a clinical settings with mentor support.  This course meets the ODE requirements for both coursework and field experiences. Click here for more information.



VESi Explainer Video

Interested in online professional development? View this video for more information on VESi, one of AU's online course sponsors.



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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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New Partnership with Customizable Professional Development

Ashland University's Professional Development is proud to announce a new partnership with Customizable Professional Development to offer more quality PD options for educators.

Customizable Professional Development's primary purpose is to improve educational outcomes for today's student by providing high quality, targeted professional development for teachers. Our instructors are dedicated to providing meaningful professional development for teachers in order to increase their students’ learning outcomes. Our approach of professional development models an individualized approach to education that in many ways is lacking in today’s schools. Our instructors share the mantra of – “No Busy Work” in our professional development offerings. CPD is committed to ensuring that what you learn in our courses is implemented effectively into your classroom. Our instructors are always available to answer your questions and help you brainstorm solutions and strategies – even after you complete your course!

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Travel To Alaska!

Are there any teachers interested in traveling to Alaska next summer for your professional learning experience? Ashland University is offering graduate credit to study Alaska as a hybrid course for Summer 2017. The focus will be on Alaska history (both US and Russian), the Klondike Gold Rush, and Tlingit and Haida native cultures. It is a rich, content-driven travel opportunity that encompasses history, archaeology, geography, and geology. There are books and numerous articles that will be part of the readings ahead of time to provide an immersion across disciplines. Students will maintain a journal and submit assignment requirements that will apply to the readings and hands-on learning that the travel will provide along with many discussion periods. Start planning today for this opportunity next year! For more information, please contact the Elyria/Cleveland Center at 216-292-1100 or click here.