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Ohio Dominican provides educators with relevant, accredited courses to help them stay current with best teaching practices while renewing their teaching licenses.

Our professional development courses are convenient and tailored for working teachers.
  • Courses are instructed by qualified district teachers or ODU faculty.
  • Other courses offered at schools or online.
  • Discounts available for teachers in the Columbus Diocese.
Review the course descriptions and details in the drop-down below and register today!

  • Diocese of Columbus Summer Learning Academy
    The Summer Learning Academy 2018 will provide the opportunity to examine Catholic education and what the future should look like in our schools... good instruction and assessment, an environment of critical thinking and risk taking and a place for innovation. We invite you to join in the discussion, discovery and dialogue. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 19th and 20 at Ohio Dominican University.

    Register Here

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  • Columbus Diocese Professional Development Opportunities

    Ohio Dominican has partnered with the Columbus Diocese to offer the following courses to teachers for professional development credit:

    Connecting the Dots: Instructional Leadership

    This workshop  of the Beginning of a 4 part series for school leaders connecting Standards Based Learning with their role as an Instructional Leader. Recognition of the 3 tiered instructional foundation of good instructional practices, best practices and self-reflection on steps to improve faculty instructional practices.

    Dates:  June 20-22

    Wed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Thur 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Fri 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Location:  Ohio Dominican University
    Number of Credits: 1

    Register Now

  • Teaching Insurance - Online Offering

    Course Name:  Teaching Insurance (Grades 6-12)

    This online, two-credit, graduate-level course for 6th-12th grade teachers in Ohio is designed to provide teachers with the knowledge and proficiency needed to effectively educate middle and high school students on the topics of basic property and casualty insurance principles as well as social security, Medicare, disability, life and health insurance. 

    • Online Course Run Dates:
      Summer 2018: June 1 – August 12
       Spring 2019: January 14 – March 3
    • Course Registration Dates:
       Summer 2018 registration is open until July 1, 2018
       Spring 2019: November 1, 2018 – January 7, 2019
    • ODU Course Instructor
      Craig J. Blaine, J.D.

    Participants can complete the 10-module course as quickly as preferred, but must register for the Summer course with at least six weeks before the end of the course.

    To register for Summer 2018, complete our Professional Development for Teachers Enrollment Form. Under Select Program and Courses, choose ODU Online Offerings and select Teaching Insurance (Grades 6-12) Professional Development Course. 

    Register Here

    Course Scholarship
    Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) is offering full scholarships ($500) to educators who teach or plan to teach insurance topics. If awarded a scholarship, you will be reimbursed the course fee upon successful completion of the course. Scholarship application will be open through December 31, 2018.

    Get more details and apply for the scholarship below at ohioinsurance.org/teaching-insurance.

    Apply for Scholarship

  • 2018 Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools Development Opportunities
    Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools (GJPS) has partnered with Ohio Dominican to offer Professional Development credit for teachers.  
    • Course Title: Grade 2 Digging Deeper Into Literacy Instruction
      08/27/18 - 03/11/19
      Gahanna-Jefferson Schools
      Number of Credits:
      : $165.00 
    • Course Title: Grade 3-5 Digging Deeper Into Literacy Instruction
      Dates: 08/27/18 - 03/11/19
      Location: Gahanna-Jefferson Schools
      Number of Credits: 1
      Cost: $165.00
    • Course Title: Grade 6-8 Digging Deeper Into Literacy Instruction
      Dates: 08/27/18 - 03/11/19
      Location: Gahanna Elementary Schools
      Number of Credits: 1
      Cost: $165.00
    • Course Title: Supporting K-4 Foundational Skills
      Dates: 08/27/18 - 03/13/19
      Location: Gahanna-Jefferson Schools
      Number of Credits: 1
      Cost: $165.00

    Register Now

  • Stay at ODU
    Coming to town for your professional development? 

    ODU offers on-campus accommodations for those enrolled in our professional development courses. Our campus is just minutes from  downtown Columbus and our comfortable residence halls offer you a fun living environment at an affordable price.

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  • Offer Professional Development at Your School
    Ohio Dominican makes it easy and affordable to offer professional development opportunities to your teachers right in your school.

    No matter where they are in their careers, ODU's courses focus on outcomes that give your teachers - and their students - a competitive edge.

    We provide a range of classes that can be taught by qualified teachers in your district or by Ohio Dominican faculty. Classes can be held in your district, on ODU's campus or online.

    Get started today!
    • Submit your course proposal, syllabus and instructor's resume to Happiness Mapira at mapirah@ohiodominican.edu.
    • We'll review your proposal within five business days.
    • Once approved, we'll provide you with a registration link for teachers to enroll.


    Contact Happiness Mapira at mapirah@ohiodominican.edu. Phone (614) 251-7641.