Outreach and Program Services
Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
Multiple Office and Class Locations

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Individual Courses for Credit

SEHS Outreach and Program Services offers various individual courses for graduate credit to meet the needs of teacher recertification and continuing education.  If you have questions regarding teacher certification or the requirements for recertification, please visit the MDE or contact the  SEHS Education Advising Office.  You can also  Request Information or  Request an Appointment.


Program Benefits:

  • only requires two courses and the MTTC ZS test
  • attain the State Board of Education's revised standards reflecting the knowledge and skills needed to teach children from birth to age 8 in general education settings, as well as teaching children with disabilities
  • be qualified to teach in:
    • general education early childhood classrooms
    • inclusive early childhood classrooms, and
    • early childhood special education classrooms
  • obtain the most up-to-date early childhood endorsement available, and in having the skills and knowledge needed to address the developmental and educational needs of all children in your care, regardless of ability level
Tuition Scholarships:

A limited number of tuition scholarships may be available to get you started:  The Macomb Initiative Scholarship provides a $150.00 per-credit-hour tuition award to educators enrolled in the following course:  EC 552 - Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education.  Scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.  The award is non-renewable and the student recipient must meet the eligibility requirements.  This scholarship may be used for tuition only. Eligibility Requirements include:

  • Proof of an earned bachelor’s degree
  • Be admitted as a “professional development” student
  • Teacher/Administrator certificates and endorsements must be current
  • Although students are not required to "apply," their qualifications will be reviewed by the Early Childhood Program Director prior to registration

Course Information:

EC 552: Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
This 4 credit course meets in the Winter semester on Tuesday evenings from 5-8:20 p.m. at the Macomb University Center in Clinton Township, MI.
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EC 553: ECSE: Programming, Planning & Intervention 
This 4 credit course meets in Summer 1 semester on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5-8:20 p.m. at the Macomb University Center in Clinton Township, MI.
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Counseling Courses
Oakland University periodically offers individual counseling elective courses for educators, counselors, and any individuals interested in learning more about the field of counseling. Courses are offered on a varying basis each semester.

For more information on counseling elective courses, please contact:
Donna Rich, Administrative Project Coordinator
(248) 370-4170 phone | (248) 370-4961 fax

Effective Leadership From Where You Stand
Oakland University periodically offers an opportunity's to enroll in an Educational Leadership course designed for teachers and administrators who need to fulfill continuing professional certification requirements. Course Details:
  • 6-credits total, cohort course offered over two semesters as two, 3-credit modules
  • Classes usually meet only one week night per month 
  • Course open to all K-12 teachers and administrators
  • Taught by Oakland University Faculty: Dr. Christine Abbott

For more information on upcoming courses, please contact Dr. Christina Aboott at cabbott@oakland.edu or (248) 370-2636.

Special Education Courses
Oakland University offers exciting opportunities to enroll in Special Education related courses designed for general/special education teachers, administrators, and any individuals interested in learning more about the subject. Courses are offered on a varying basis each semester.

Summer 2017 Special Education Electives

  • SE 590: Creating & Sustaining Parent Partnerships
    Semester Dates: May 8 - June 28, 2017
    Format: Online
    Credits: 2
    Instructor: Sherryl McLaughlin, Ph.D.

  • SE 640: Lives of Adolescents & Adults with ASD
    Semester Dates: May 8 - June 28, 2017
    Format: Online
    Credits: 4
    Instructor: Janet Graetz, Ph.D.

  • SE 590: Developing a Sexuality Curriculum Across ASD Lifespan
    Semester Dates: July 12 - August 2, 2017
    Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, July 12, 19, & 26; 5:30-8:50 p.m.
    Format: Hybrid (Partially Online)
    Credits: 2
    Instructor: Chaturi Edrisinha, PhD

  • SE 590: Intro to ABA
    Semester Dates: July 5- August 23, 2017
    Format: Online
    Credits: 2
    Instructor: TBA

  • SE 590: Animal-Facilitated Interventions for Special Needs
    Semester Dates: July 5- August 23, 2017
    Meeting Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays; 5:30-8:50 p.m.
    Format: Hybrid (Partially Online)
    Credits: 4
    Instructor: Darlene Groomes, PhD

For registration information, please contact:
Andrea Lewis, Project Manager
(248) 370-3996 phone | (248) 370-4961 fax

MI Required
Reading Course
RDG 510: Inquiry-Based Literacy Instruction

To meet the needs of the  Michigan reading requirement, Oakland University offers RDG 510 for 3 or 4 graduate credits.  This course is offered all year round in a hybrid/partially-online format.  For current course offerings, please visit  SAIL  and do a course search.  RDG 510 will apply to certain graduate programs including the M.Ed. in Special Education.  Upcoming courses are also listed below:

  • SUMMER: July 5-July 30, 2017 (Summer 7 term)
    Format/Location: Online via Moodle
    Instructor: Dr. Lizabeth Guzniczak or Virginia M. Daniels
    How to Register: To register for the summer session, please contact Kelly Quintana at kquintana@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3997.

  • FALL OR WINTER: For information on sections running in Fall or Winter, please contact the Reading Department directly at (248) 370-3054 or do a course search on SAIL.