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Ashland University has scheduled a significant systems outage that will take place later this year, starting from Dec. 19 at 11:59 p.m. and continuing until Dec. 29. This outage will affect all operating systems. Students will not be able to search or register for courses, access their students accounts, grades, receipts or transcripts. Normal operation is expected to resume Dec. 29. Click here for full announcement

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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. 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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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 to view courses they have registered for, view grades, print account statements or grade reports.

If your courses and grades are showing as expected, you can start a transcript order in Self Service, or on the registrar’s webpage.

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Teaching the Giftedarrow_right_alt

Register for the Gifted Program to earn a "Teaching the Gifted" Certificate. Please direct any questions to

Professional Development Institute

Renew Your License Onlinearrow_right_alt

Ashland University partners with the Professional Development Institute (PDI) to offer exceptional, quality online graduate credit courses! The self-paced courses provide practical, executable strategies perfect for educators renewing a teaching license, or simply wanting to learn new skills. Courses include the following topics: classroom management, phonics, social-emotional learning, STEM, ELL, and Google.
Start anytime and work at your own pace!

VESi - Online courses for teachers

Online Graduate Courses from VESiarrow_right_alt

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 $425.

T.E.A.C.H. - Teaching Educators and Creating Hope

Graduate Credit from #T.E.A.C.H.arrow_right_alt

Ashland University has partnered with #T.E.A.C.H. to offer online graduate credit courses! These courses are perfect for individuals that need graduate credit to renew their teaching license as well as for those that desire to enhance their teaching skills. Courses include classroom management, assessment & evaluation and child development (elementary & secondary). It’s time to #T.E.A.C.H.!

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World Languagesarrow_right_alt

Ashland University and Idioma Education have teamed up to bring you online courses focusing on the teaching of world languages.

Teach & Kids Learn

Mind & Motivation in Classroomarrow_right_alt

Three graduate credits from Teach & Kids Learn Inc. that focus on the relationship between motivation and learning.  What do your students want? What motivates them in the classroom? What role do context and culture play in motivation and achievement? Join our learning community to find out the answers to these questions and more in Mind and Motivation in the Student-Centered Classroom

The Joyful Educator Lab

The Joyful Educator Labarrow_right_alt

The Joyful Educator Lab is a full-day virtual or in-person professional development session followed by 30 days of email coaching for sustainability. Educators create their own 7 Powerful Practice Action Plan for IMMEDIATE IMPACT and learn strategies to be more efficient, happier and healthier school leaders using our 7 Powerful Practice Model.

Hope for the Wounded

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Ashland University has partnered with Hope 4 The Wounded, LLC to offer online graduate credit courses specific to Social-Emotional Learning & Wellness 4 Wounded Students (1, 2, & 3 Hour options) and Supporting the Wounded Educator (1 Hour) developed by a nationally-recognized authority in the field.

Mindfulness - Live Zoom Coursesarrow_right_alt

Are you interested in reducing stress, improving quality of life, and becoming a happier, more present, energized educator and human being? This course will focus on the following mindfulness skills: breathing, eating, walking, communication, stress reduction and gratitude.

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