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

Resident Educator Program  


Phase I:

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 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, and Diagnosis to Intervention, and Reading in the Content Areas 3
PCOE 5919 Developing the Curriculum 3

Phase 2:

The second phase of the program may not be needed by all students as it covers the Ohio Department of Higher Education Phonics requirement for some AYA (Language Arts, for example) and Intervention Specialist areas. Please refer to your license to determine whether this course is required. 

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




We are now accepting applications for Spring 2023.  The deadline for admission to the Spring term is December 1, 2022.

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 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.

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Contact Information

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