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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

Literacy Professional Development

Take a course towards your Reading Endorsement, enroll in Orton-Gillingham Training, or start our online Phonics for Practicing Teachers.

Read Literacy course descriptions and look up dates/times

  • EDUC 6660 Research - Based Reading and Writing 4-12 (3 credit hours)
  • EDUC 6670 Clinical: Advanced Literacy Instruction (must have taken EDUC 6640)  (3 credit hours)
  • EDUC 6790 Exploring Orton Gillingham (3 credit hours)
  • EDUC 6790 Phonics for Practicing Teachers - online format  (3 credit hours)
  • EDUC 3800 Literacies in the Content Area - online format (4 credit hours)
  • EDUC 1710 Phonics and Language Study - online format (4 credit hours)
  • EDUC 6790 Emergent Literacy in Inclusive Environment (3 credit hours)

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Dr. Kristin Bourdage is the instructor for EDUC 6660 Research-Based Reading and Writing 4-12.  Dr. Bourdage is a former language arts teacher, researcher of classroom discussions, and instructional coach of literacy practices. 

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Dr. Sue Constable is the instructor for EDUC 6670 Clinical : Advanced Literary Instruction and EDUC 6790 Exploring Orton - Gillingham.  Dr. Constable is a former language arts teacher and reading specialist.  Her emphasis as a researcher and lifelong scholar is on early literacy acquisition and programs that support early readers.  She is a trained Reading Recovery teacher - leader and is a certified Orton-Gillingham workshop participant. 

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