​​​​​​​​​​​​​Professional Development

Findlay offers an array of professional development opportunities for teachers currently practicing in the field. All of Findlay's graduate-level courses can be applied towards a Master of Arts in Education Generalist degree as long as they are completed within seven years. Whether you're looking to complete a state endorsement to add to your licensure, attend a workshop to develop new curriculum for your classroom or take a graduate level course to fulfill your professional development requirements, Findlay has a path for you. ​

Graduate Level Courses 

If you are looking for courses to fulfill your Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP), are looking to update your pedagogy or just want to stay up-to-date on current trends in education, the University of Findlay graduate level education courses are for you.


​​Middle Childhood Education Generalist Endorsement 

This endorsement allows you to teach in a self-contained 4th, 5th, or 6th-grade classroom and may be earned in one content area or the two content areas that are not on your original Middle Childhood License.

Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement

This program allows you to work with students with special needs in a pre-kindergarten setting. There is an extreme shortage of teachers with this endorsement in Ohio.  

Reading Endorsement

The reading endorsement gives educators the knowledge base to effectively teach reading to all grade levels. It also fulfills the credentials required for the Ohio Department of Education's Third Grade Guarantee and you are required to pass a state examination to receive this endorsement. Findlay's reading endorsement is a series of five online graduate courses that can be taken in any order so it can be completed within one calendar year at your convenience.

Teacher Leader Endorsement

Teacher leaders are essential to the advancement of teaching and learning in Ohio’s schools. This coursework prepares you to have a voice and input on school improvement efforts.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement

Our TESOL endorsement prepares students to teach English Language Learners (ELL), the fastest growing population of school-aged children with more than 35,000 students in Ohio public schools alone.  Adding TESOL to your credentials can prepare you for careers in cross-cultural settings.


​Literacy Leadership Certificate​​​​

The mission of the Literacy Leadership Certificate is to educate school leaders in the science of reading so that they can make informed decisions concerning reading-related issues in their schools and districts.

​School Counselor Leadership Certificate​

This certificate program will offer focused professional development in the areas of school process and procedure, instructional design and delivery methods as well as classroom management techniques that might prove beneficial for school counselors who have never had the training or experience in working with school-aged children in a classroom instructional environment. Courses can be used for renewing your license or professional development.

Online Instruction Certificate

​​Training and Online Instruction Certificate