Professional Development for Teachers

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Program Coordinator
Donna Kerry M.A.
Phone: 313.927.1276
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome to your future as a well-prepared, up-to-the-minute, K-12 educator or school administrator of the 21st century!  Marygrove College has a nearly eighty-year history of training teachers. Marygrove-educated teachers can be found in public and private schools across the nation in classrooms and in leadership positions.

Select graduate-credit courses for re-certification from an extensive list of high-quality online or onsite courses. Marygrove is committed to your professional development and transforming the lives of children and young people one teacher at a time!


Courses Offered in Partnership with Learner’s Edge LLC.

Marygrove College is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2013, teachers may register for graduate-credit courses offered in partnership with Learners Edge, Inc.  Courses may be taken for re-certification, professional development, salary increments etc.  These instructor-led courses may be completed in either online or print based formats during specific semesters; Spring, Summer or Fall.  Tuition per course is $390 (3 credit course), $290 (2 credit course), $190 (1 credit course).  Students pay and register for course materials with Learner’s Edge.  Please select Marygrove College upon your online checkout or registration process.

To register, please visit, select “Partners”, “Academic” and choose Marygrove College as your institution.  You will find a wide variety of dynamic, flexible, relevant and affordable courses with teaching strategies, tools and resources that are immediately applicable in your classroom.


  1. Brain Works: Better Teaching with the Brain in Mind
  2. Reaching Young Readers: Improving Reading Skills K - 3
  3. Fully Wired: Understanding and Empowering Adolescents
  4. Sticks and Stones: The No-Bully Zone
  5. Differentiated Learning: How to Teach to Varying Ability Levels
  6. Effective Classroom Management
  7. Gender Matters: How Boys and Girls Learn
  8. Succeeding With the Struggling Student
  9. Across the Spectrum: Teaching Students with Autism
  10. What Great Teachers Do
  11. Parent Trap: Dealing with Difficult Parents
  12. Good to Great: Principles of Good Teaching
  13. The Courage to Care: Working with At-Risk Students
  14. In the Face of Poverty
  15. What Great Middle School Teachers Do
  16. Math Works: Teaching Math with the Brain in Mind
  17. The Driving Force: Keys to Developing a Motivating Classroom
  18. ADHD: Focusing, Learning, Teaching
  19. Igniting Creativity, Comprehension and Collaboration Through Inquiry
  20. Integrating the Brain and the Arts into your Classroom
  21. 180 Degrees:  Rethinking Classroom Management
  22. Tapping the Talent:  Working with Gifted Students
  23. The Sky’s the Limit:  The Outdoor Classroom
  24. The Challenging Child:  Strategies for the Early Childhood Classroom
  25. Achieving Success with English Language Learners
  26. Assignment Homework:  Where, When and Why
  27. Shaping Respectful, Responsible Learners in your Classroom
  28. Web EDU
  29. Lost in Translation:  New Languages, New Learning
  30. The Future is Now:  Re-visioning Skills for the 21st Century
  31. Words Matter:  Using Teacher Language to Help Students
  32. Common Core Standards
  33. Instructional Strategies that Work
  34. Inclusion Strategies:  Success in the Classroom
  35. Literacy and Learning:  The Building Blocks
  36. Successful Strategies in Literacy
  37. Literacy:  The Write Way:  Developing Writers in All Content Areas
  38. Reading for Understanding
  39. Conferring with Young Writers
  40. Building Comprehension in the Primary Grades
  41. Dive into Digital:  Understanding the Digital Learner
  42. Anytime, Anywhere:  Today’s Learner
  43. Cyberbullying:  Safeguarding Students and Improving School Climate
  44. One-Stop Shop:  Online Docs, Sketches, Spreadsheets and Virtual Travel
  45. Bringing your Classroom Online:  Best Practices
  46. Create and Captivate:  Using Online Presentations to Teach
  47. The Culturally Competent Educator
  48. Common Core Beyond ELA and Mathematics
  49. Follow the Leader:  What Great Teacher-Leaders Do
  50. What Great Leaders Do
  51. Service Learning:  Engaging Students in Meaningful Experience
  52. Professional Learning Communities:  Moving from Knowing to Doing
  53. Teach Like a Champ:  Effective Strategies for an Engaged Classroom
  54. The Write Stuff:  Content Area Writing
  55. The Science C.U.E.:  Content, Understanding and Environment
  56. Teach Well, Learn Well:  RTI
  57. Caring for the Mental Health of the Young Learner
  58. Caring for the Mental Health of your Students
  59. How to Succeed as a Substitute Teacher
  60. Virtual Field Tripping
  61. Teaching with Technology
  62. Building Self Discipline
  63. Building Successful Readers in all Content Areas
  64. Flipping your Classroom:  Your Lessons, Your Learning
  65. Technology:  Byte Size, Big Learning
  66. Education Revolution:  Real and Relevant
  67. Refocus and Recharge for Teachers
  68. Differentiation and Grading
  69. Reaching the Top through Coaching and Advising
  70. Co-Teaching:  Partners in Practice

  71. Engaging Parents for Student Success
  72. Successful Literacy Assessment


    Grief and Your Students: Honoring, Sharing, Healing
  74. Learning to Learn
  75. Unlocking Informational Text
  76. Positive Interventions for Students who Challenge Us

  77. PBIS 101
  78. Neurodiversity
  79. Building a Dream Team
  80. Data Does It
  81. Project Based Learning
  82. Sparking Meaningful Mathematics Conversations
  83. Leading Intentional Talk with Mathematics Students
  84. Moving Body; Thinking Brain
  85. The Writer’s Notebook
  • Tuition: 3 credit - $399 2 credit - $299 1 credit - $199
  • Registration and payment handled through Leaners Edge
  • Print-based and online formats are available
  • Special Group Pricing Available!
  • Select Marygrove College as your academic institution

Please contact Donna Kerry, Program Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers at 313-927-1276 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Courses Offered in Partnership with PLS 3rd Learning (Onsite and Online)

In partnership with PLS 3rd Learning, Marygrove College offers both online and onsite courses that are creative, practical, fun, interactive and with strategies immediately applicable to any grade level and content area. Onsite courses near your home offer the opportunity to collaborate face-to-face with other educators.

Courses Offered in Partnership with PLS 3rd Learning (Onsite and Online)

EDU 502 Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility OS/OL
EDU 5310 Foundations of Literacy: Beginning Reading OL
EDU 533 Instructional Design for Online Educators OL
EDU 5500 Teaching the English Language Learner OL
EDU 5501 Cultural Competence: A Transformative Journey OL
EDU 5502 Behavioral, Academic, and Social Interventions for the Classroom OS
EDU 5506 Facilitating Online Learning Communities OL
EDU 5512 Action Research for the Classroom OL
EDU 5513 Building Online Collaborative Environments OL
EDU 5514 Blended and Synchronous Learning Design OL
EDU 5515 Educating the Net-Generation OL
EDU 5518 Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future OS
EDU 5519 Student Engagement and Standards-Based Learning OS
EDU 5520 Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom OS
EDU 560 Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners OS/OL
EDU 566 Differentiated Instruction for Today’s Classroom OS/OL
EDU 580 Designing Motivation for All Learners OS
EDU 583 Building Communication and Teamwork in the Classroom OS
EDU 584 Teaching Through Learning Channels OS/OL
EDU 585 Brain-Based Ways We Think and Learn OS
EDU 587 Achieving Student Outcomes Through Cooperative Learning OS
EDU 589 Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms OS

OS: On-site course
OL: Online course
OS/OL: Course is offered both on-site and online

IMPORTANT: Please check the PLS 3rd Learning website,, to view the up-to-date course offerings and other pertinent information.

Online courses offered in partnership with Teachscape

For more than a decade, Marygrove College partnered with Teachscape, a leader in K-12 professional development, to offer online graduate courses to partner schools, districts and state departments of education.  Please note:  Effective September 1, 2014, Teachscape is no longer partnered with Marygrove College and is pursuing other strategic initiatives.  Students registered for recertification/professional development courses prior to September 1, 2014 will continue to have full access to the Teachscape learning platform as they complete their courses.

Courses Offered in Partnership with Canter

After a long and successful partnership, Marygrove College and Canter & Associates are no longer accepting registrations for recertification courses.  Marygrove College continues to provide classroom teachers with high quality, interesting, affordable onsite and online recertification courses that increase content knowledge and provide practical teaching skills and strategies for improving student success at all grade levels.

If you are interested in taking recertification courses with Marygrove College, please contact Donna Kerry, Program Coordinator at 313.927.1276 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Marygrove College offers many interesting and affordable online and onsite options for your recertification needs.


Peer Recovery Mentoring Course

If you are a part of the alcohol and other drug recovering community, learn to use your experiences to help others.

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MAT Program