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Professional Development Institute

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 in two phases (for a total of 15 credit hours). All students are required to complete Phase 1, but only students in specific subject areas need to complete Phase 2.  However, both programs require an application to be accepted to the program.  

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 1-4 of the program through ODE before you can begin taking course courses.

Resident Educator Program  

Phase 1:

The first phase consists of four self-paced courses specifically designed for alternative licensure candidates who wish to advance the Alternate Resident Educator License to the Professional License. Candidates must register for these courses during the Fall or Spring term and can work on them at their own pace. Candidates are encouraged, though not required, to complete the courses during one academic semester. Further, these courses cannot be used toward any Ohio University graduate program. As such, they carry a reduced workshop tuition rate.  You can complete the courses in this phase in any order.

Professional Development Institute Curriculum   Credits
PCOE 5915 Student Development, Learning and Curriculum Development 3
PCOE 5916 Teaching Methodology 3
PCOE 5917 Classroom Management and Student Assessment 3
PCOE 5918 Reading: Foundations, Instruction, Diagnosis, Intervention, and Reading in the Content Areas 3

Phase 1 Tuition/Fees 

Phase 2 (AYA Integrated Language Arts and Intervention Specialist only):

The second phase may not be needed by all students as it covers the Ohio Department of Higher Education Phonics requirement for AYA Integrated Language Arts and Intervention Specialist areas. This course is an Ohio University graduate course that is eligible to be used toward a graduate degree and carries Ohio University's e-campus tuition rate. This course is only offered in the Summer II term. Moreover, because this course is offered to other Ohio University teacher education graduate students, it follows the academic calendar and is NOT a self-paced course. Candidates who require this course for their program should register by the Summer II semester deadline and ensure timely completion of the course. 

Professional Development Institute Curriculum   Credits
EDTE 5270 Phonics and the Structure of Language 3

Phase 2 Tuition/Fees

(see Patton College of Education under Graduate Programs with Differential Tuition)


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 a non-degree student using the program code ND8927.  You will be required to provide both of the following:

1. An official transcript from all universities attended. 

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

Once admitted, you will receive a welcome letter from the Patton College of Education explaining how to activate your OHIO ID and enroll in your courses. 

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Lisa S. Dael
Assistant Director, Online and Outreach Programs
McCracken Hall 225D