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Professional Development Institute for Alternative Resident Educators

Program Code:  ND8927


The Ohio University Patton College of Education is approved by ODHE as a provider of the Professional Development Institute which meets the requirements to advance the Alternative Resident Educator License to the Professional License. The Patton College Professional Development Institute program is offered for 15-18 credit hours depending on the requirements for professional licensure. 

Candidates who hold a bachelor's degree may seek an Alternative Resident Educator (RE) license.  Please review the guidelines for this program from the Ohio Department of Education to see if this program would work for you.  Note: You must complete Steps 1-6 of the program through ODE before you can begin taking course courses (see website for details).

Resident Educator Program  


Beginning with the Fall 2022-23 term, there will be five required classes that all students must complete in order to earn a certificate from Ohio University.  Candidates can register for these courses during the Fall, Spring, or Summer term and can work on them at their own pace, but must complete each course in one academic semester. Because of the time commitment to complete the coursework while teaching, we recommend you plan to take at least 2 semesters to complete all the coursework for this part of the program. These courses cannot be used in any other Ohio University graduate programs. As such, they carry a reduced workshop tuition rate. You can complete the courses in this phase in any order. You must achieve a C+ or better in every course AND maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to earn the certificate of completion.

Professional Development Institute Curriculum   Credits
PCOE 5915 Student Development and Learning 3
PCOE 5916 Teaching Methodology 3
PCOE 5917 Classroom Management and Student Assessment 3
PCOE 5918 Reading: Foundations, Instruction, Diagnosis, and Intervention, & Reading in the Content Areas 3
PCOE 5919 Curriculum and Instruction 3
*PCOE 5270 Phonics and the Structure of Language 3

*This course is only required for students seeking the AYA Language Arts or Intervention Specialist licensure as it covers the Ohio Department of Higher Education Phonics requirements. Not all students will need to take the course.  Please check your certificate requirements for more information or consult your advisor. 




We are now accepting applications for Fall 2023.  The first-priority deadline for admission to the Fall term is Aug. 1, 2023.

In order to apply to The Patton College of Education’s Professional Development Institute, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and must have completed either the Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute or the Alternative Resident Educator Institute. You must also have a temporary teaching license issued by the Ohio Department of Education.  During the second year of teaching, Alternative Resident Educators must take the Ohio Assessment for Educators pedagogical test. All background checks must be current throughout the course of the program. For more information on requirements and steps to complete the Alternative Resident Educator program, please see the Ohio Department of Education’s website.

In order to complete the Professional Development Institute, prospective students will need to apply to Ohio University as non-degree students.  You will be required to provide the following:

1. A copy of your teaching certificate with the license number.

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Contact Information

Lisa S. Dael
Director, Center for Technology and Online Programs
Patton Hall 225D