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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  

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 (15 weeks). Because of the time commitment to complete the coursework while teaching, we recommend you take no more than 2 courses in the fall and spring, but can take more in the summer if your schedule allows. 

You can complete the courses in any order. You must achieve a C+ or better in every course AND maintain a 3.0 GPA to earn the certificate of completion. The basic program is 12 credit hours (PCOE 5915, PCOE 5916, PCOE 5917, PCOE 5919).  We also include a 3 credit hour course to meet the reading requirement in our program (PCOE 5918).  Our program also offers a 3 credit hour phonics course which is only required for some licensure areas (AYA Language Arts and Intervention Specialists).  

Course No.Professional Development Institute Curriculum  Credits
PCOE 5915 Student Development and Learning3
PCOE 5916 Teaching Methodology3
PCOE 5917 Classroom Management and Student Assessment3
*PCOE 5918 Reading: Foundations, Instruction, Diagnosis, and Intervention, & Reading in the Content Areas3
PCOE 5919 Curriculum and Instruction3
PCOE 5270Phonics and the Structure of Language3

*This course meets the reading requirement to advance your license.

Tuition & Fees


We are now accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2024.  Applications for Summer are due by April 24 and for Fall they are due by August 9.

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 program. For more information on requirements and steps to complete the Alternative Resident Educator program, please see the Ohio Department of Education’s website.

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 aA copy of your teaching certificate with the license number when applying. You can submit your transcripts as well, but they are not required.

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Contact Information

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