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

National Professional Development Standards
Standards for Professional Learning
PD Standards

These standards call for a new form of educator learning. The decision to call these Standards for Professional Learning rather than Standards for Professional Development signals the importance of educators taking an active role in their continuous development and places emphasis on their learning. The professional learning that occurs when these standards are fully implemented enrolls educators as active partners in determining the content of their learning, how their learning occurs, and how they evaluate its effectiveness. The standards give educators the information they need to take leadership roles as advocates for and facilitators of effective professional learning and the conditions required for its success. Widespread attention to the standards increases equity of access to a high-quality education for every student, not just for those lucky enough to attend schools in more advantaged communities.

The Education Programs offered by the Marian University School of Education are approved by the:

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission .

Within the spirit and institutional framework of Marian University, we are committed to the development of caring, competent, reflective individuals for present and future professional roles by providing learning-centered, collaborative, accountable and theoretically sound undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect values and ethics with an increasingly diverse and global community.
See current Professional Development Offerings

Dean, School of Education
Dr. Sue Stoddart
sstoddart@marianuniversity.edu
1-800-262-7426 ext. 8100

Institute of Professional Development Director
Dr. Deb Kneser
dmkneser65@marianuniversity.edu
1-800-262-7426 ext. 8517

Support Staff
Ms. Sherry Caves
scaves@marianuniversity.edu
(920) 923-8100 or 1-800-262-7426 ext. 8100

Ms. Pat Scholz
pscholz@marianuniversity.edu
(920) 923-8143 or 1-800-262-7426 ext. 8143

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 admission@marianuniversity.edu or (920) 923-7650.

Dr. Deb Kneser
dmkneser65@marianuniversity.edu
1-800-262-7426 ext. 8517
FVTC

Did You Know?

Marian University has an articulation agreement with Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) and the UW School System, making the transfer of credits easier for students (Source: Academic Bulletin, 2013-2014).

Campus Info

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

1-800-2-MARIAN
(1-800-262-7426)
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