Institute of Professional Development

Institute of Professional Development

Inspiring your classroom, advancing your career.

You’re a lifelong learner. As a dedicated teacher and educational leader, you recognize the power of education. And you know the impact this can have on your students. At Marian, we share your passion for education and inspiring bright young minds. By advancing your career through our Institute of Professional Development, you’ll be positioned to inspire even more students and communities, in countless ways.

The Program
At Marian, we aim to develop leaders who make a positive impact in the field of education. Offered through our School of Education, the Institute of Professional Development supports educators committed to excellence in their profession. Through the institute, you’ll find a comprehensive and inclusive approach to learning at an affordable cost. You’ll participate in continuing education and licensure renewal courses, learning collaboratively with other educators and administrators. You can choose courses and workshops centered on a variety of topics, including differentiated instruction, co-teaching, common core state standards, assessment, data-driven instruction, teacher effectiveness, writing student learning objectives and disciplinary literacy. We offer personalized training in educational technology, including SMART boards, iPads, podcasting, online instruction, Web 2.0 tools, Google tools, cyber ethics and web design. All courses offered for credit are applicable to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction license renewal.

The Convenience
The Institute of Professional Development has been designed with the needs of working professionals in mind. We provide professional development opportunities in a variety of formats including online courses, face-to-face courses, workshops and in-services. And we offer opportunities for administrative, faculty and staff development through personally designed in-services, with the option of earning graduate credits. Our faculty members are available to provide content-based consultation and facilitation of focused professional development within individual school districts or on campus at an affordable cost to the district.

The Marian Reputation
When it comes to developing talented teachers and educational leaders throughout Wisconsin, Marian is among the best. Schools and school districts across the state look to Marian because they know what they’ll get in our graduates—teachers and leaders who are passionate about education and inspiring students to achieve their very best. As a student in the Institute of Professional Development, you’ll find the relevancy and quality that comes from a faculty comprised of leading education experts. And you'll be prepared to spark the passion for discovery in your students.

Program Information

To register for professional development or recertification courses, complete the mail-in form or online form.

For more information, please contact the Office of Adult and Graduate Admission at or (920) 923-7650.


Fun Fact

Marian’s average traditional undergraduate class size is 14 students, allowing faculty to build personal connections with students (Source: Marian University Office of Institutional Research, June 2014).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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