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Professional Development for Teachers (Summer)

Summer at Otterbein 2017

Transform your teaching this summer at Otterbein!

We know your summer months are precious time and we want to make every moment count! Otterbein University is the perfect time and place to develop your teaching practice. Our education classes are innovative, interactive, and taught by experts in their field.

New! Gifted Education Professional Development Institute

  • Are you a regular classroom teacher working with gifted students?
  • Looking for strategies to support their growth?

This institute offers the initial 30 hours of professional development in gifted education.  It is aligned with the Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) position statement.

Learn More about the Gifted Education Professional Development Institute

21st Century Skills

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  • EDUC 6100-EV1 30181 21st Century Curriculum/Tech (3 credit hours)
In this course, curriculum theory and design are explored and analyzed. The content of the course is individualized in that students select relevant curricular elements in their own disciplines to investigate and explore. Another focus of the course is contemporary curriculum design and issues, emphasizing 21st Century skills via the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity) and the technologies that enhance blended and online curriculum design. Students incorporate 21st Century technology and tools in their own teaching practice. Likewise, this course is blended. 
3.000 Credit hours 


Dr. Dee  Knoblauch is the instructor for EDUC 6100 21st Century Curriculum Tech.  Dr. Knoblauch is a researcher of creativity in the classroom, educational psychologist, and former high school teacher.

Intervention Specialist Open House March 15

Come to our Open House March 15th!  Current students, faculty, and graduate education specialists will be available to answer your questions.

Register Now!  Wednesday, March 15th, from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Roush Hall 2nd floor Graduate School Lounge.  Classes for the IS program begin May 9th! Contact gmiller@otterbein.edu to RSVP or with questions. 

- start an IS license in our one-year licensure program.  Use the classes for the licensure program towards a master's degree in Intervention.  Our classes are blended, with most face-to face meetings on Wednesday evenings.

New to Education? - Students in Otterbein's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) can get their initial Intervention Specialist license (K-12) and master's degree at the same time. 

Register Now!  The First Summer Session begins May 8 

Summer at Otterbein offers multiple sessions for flexibility.  Questions?  please contact one of our graduate education specialists for information.

Dr. Bethany Vosburg- Bluem and AYA student Aliou SallLicensed teachers contact Amy Featherstone at afeatherstone@otterbein.edu

Initial licensure students
contact Gaby Miller at gmiller@otterbein.edu  

/ The Graduate School

The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

p/ 614.823.3210
e/ grad@otterbein.edu

/ Summer At Otterbein

Register Now! Summer session beings May 8th.

Amy Featherstone
Graduate Education and Recruiter/Counselor
MAE, MAEM, adding licensure, professional development

Gaby Miller
Graduate Education and Recruiter/Counselor
Initial Teacher licensure programs/MAT and Post Baccalaureate