Outreach and Program Services
Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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pdfirst@oakland.edu
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.
Individual
Courses
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
rich@oakland.edu


Effective Leadership From Where You Stand
Beginning in Fall 2016, Oakland University offers an exciting opportunity 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 (October 2016 - April 2017) as two, 3-credit modules
  • Classes meet one week night per month in the Bloomfield Hills School District at the Doyle Center
  • Course open to all K-12 teachers and administrators
  • No additional fees outside of tuition
  • Taught by Oakland University Faculty: Dr. Christine Abbott

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


International Baccalaureate Leadership Courses for Administrators
  • Courses will run in Fall and Winter
  • 6 credits over two-semesters
  • Hybrid format includes two face-to-face sessions on Saturdays at Oakland University's main campus, with additional online learning activities
  • Courses include: Introduction to IB Principles, Practices, & Curriculum (3 credits) and Leaders in IB Schools: Moving Theory to Practice (3-credits)
  • Courses combine an emphasis on administering an IB program, with general administrative practices and recent trends in educational leadership. The courses are designed and taught by practicing IB administrators and education school professionals.
For more information on IB Leadership Courses, please contact:
Donna Rich, Administrative Project Coordinator
(248) 370-4170 phone | (248) 370-4961 fax
rich@oakland.edu

EMATHS Online Geometry & Algebra Courses
Oakland University periodically offers individual elective courses for educators, counselors, and any individuals interested in learning more about issues in the field of education. Courses are offered on a varying basis each semester.

EMATHS Online Geometry and Algebra Courses
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In partnership with the Macomb Intermediate School District, Oakland University is offering secondary mathematics teachers the opportunity to earn graduate credit for the following courses.  Each course is offered fully online over 12 weeks (June 1 - August 24, 2016).  All courses can be taken for SCECHs or three graduate credits:

  • EMATHS Online Geometry
  • EMATHS Online Algebra I
  • EMATHS Online Algebra II

These online courses focus on...

  • increasing teachers’ content knowledge,
  • maximizing the effective use of technology in instruction,
  • using research-based pedagogy, and
  • implementing formative assessment for improved instruction. 

Contact Sandra Geldhof at sgeldhof@misd.net to request additional information about the EMATHS Online courses (including the option to earn graduate credit).  


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 2016 Special Education Electives

  • SE 590: Mental Health Issues in Class
    Dates: July 5 - August 24, 2016
    Credits: 2
    Format: Online
    Instructor: Shawna Boomgaard, M.A.

  • SE 590: Animal-Facilitated Interventions for Special Needs
    Dates: July 5 - August 24, 2016
    Credits: 4
    Format: Hybrid (see SAIL for dates)
    Instructor: Darlene Groomes, Ph.D.

Fall 2016 Special Education Electives

  • SE 559: Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
    Dates: September 1 - December 13, 2016
    Format: Online
    Credits: 3 or 4
    Instructor: Sandra Laham, Ph.D.

  • SE 590: Using Technology to Facilitate Independence in Special Education
    Dates: September 1 - December 13, 2016
    Format: Online
    Credits: 2
    Instructor: Dwayne Wessel, M.Ed.

  • SE 590: Evidence-Based Strategies for Inclusive K-12 Classrooms
    Dates: September 1 - December 13, 2016
    Format: Online
    Credits: 2
    Instructor: Sherryl McLaughlin, Ph.D.

  • SE 532: Introduction to Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
    Dates: September 1 - December 13, 2016
    Credits: 4
    Format: Hybrid (see SAIL for dates)
    Instructor: Erica Ruegg, Ph.D.

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

Early
Childhood

UPGRADE YOUR ZA ENDORSEMENT TO THE ZS ENDORSEMENT

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 are 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 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 on Tuesday evenings from 5-8:20 p.m. at the Macomb University Center in Clinton Township, MI.
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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 2016:
    • Course Dates: Summer 7: July 5 - July 30, 2016
    • Format: Hybrid course with two face-to-face sessions
    • Meeting Dates: Tuesday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 26 from 9 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
    • Location: Pawley Hall (Oakland University) and online via Moodle

Registration: To register for the Summer 2016 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.