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    Instructional Delivery Services

    Online, self-paced graduate courses for teaching license renewal

    Renew your Teaching License at Ursuline College

    For more than 25 years, Instructional Delivery Services (IDS) has been meeting the needs of teachers seeking courses to maintain their license. Ursuline has partnered with IDS to offer 3-credit graduate courses taken are online and self-paced to meet the needs of busy teachers.

    Whether you are seeking to take a course or two, complete a certificate, or apply credits toward a degree, Ursuline College is here to support you on your journey.

    2024-25 Schedule

    Fall 2024 

    October 26-December 7, 2024 

    Spring 2025 

    February 22-April 5, 2025 

    Summer 1 2025 

    June 2-15, 2025 

    Summer 2 2025 

    June 16-29, 2025 

    Summer 3 2025 

    July 7-21, 2025 

    Cost and Registration

    Courses are $475 and student register directly with IDS.

    Register for IDS courses


    Teacher Leader Certificate

    Learning Outcomes
    • Students will demonstrate their skill in applying evidence-based principles of effective leadership. 
    • Students will design practices and structures that create and maintain an effective learning culture.
    • Students will develop a shared vision for short- and long-term goals for ongoing school reform and continuous improvement. 
    • Students will create and build strategic relationships and partnerships to enhance student outcomes.

    EDI 501: Collaborative Coaching
    EDI 503: Ethics and Principles of Teacher Leadership
    EDI 505: Measurement Based Decision Making in Professional Learning Communities
    EDI 507: Practicum in Teacher Leadership

    Educational Technology Certificate

    Learning Outcomes
    • Students will create synchronous and asynchronous instructional activities.
    • Students will be able to use trending interactive resources. 
    • Students will utilize technology to enhance collaboration both inside and outside of the classroom.

    EDI 511: Diverse Technology Applications
    EDI 513: Google Apps and More
    EDI 515: Google in the Digital Classroom
    EDI 517: Google Apps and More II
    EDI 519: Google in the Digital Classroom II

    Advanced Educational Technology Certificate

    Learning Outcomes
    • Students will become proficient in the use of technology – slides, forms, documents, learning management systems. 
    • Students will create a blended learning unit or lesson. 
    • Students will examine trending best practices for using a blended (digital) classroom. 

    EDI 521: AI for Educators
    EDI 523: Google Slides
    EDI 525: Google Fundamental Training
    EDI 527: Google Advanced Training
    EDI 529: Google Sites

    Instructional Delivery Certificate

    Learning Outcomes
    • Students will apply knowledge of research based instructional delivery strategies to content, process, and products to meet the needs of all students. 
    • Students will expand their teaching repertoire to include multiple ways to assess students’ learning. 
    • Students will apply knowledge of how students learn best as they design lessons and instructional strategies.

    EDI 531: Science of Reading K-2
    EDI 532: Science of Reading 3-5
    EDI 533: Reading Comprehension: A Quest for Clarity
    EDI 535: Differentiating Instruction
    EDI 537: Techniques to Check for Understanding
    EDI 539: The Science of Dyslexia

    Enhancing Professional Mindset Certificate

    Learning Outcomes
    • Students will use reflection to enhance their professional effectiveness. 
    • Students will be able to differentiate between growth and a fixed mindset.  
    • Students will explore tools to improve workplace well-being. 

    EDI 541: Mindset, Brain, and Education
    EDI 543: Educator Journaling
    EDI 545: Educator Wellness

    Enhancing Student Mindset Certificate

    Learning Outcomes
    • Students will be able to describe the effects of trauma and poverty on the brain and nervous system. 
    • Students will apply social and emotional learning concepts in the classroom. 
    • Students will design strategies to use in the classroom to improve classroom culture, communication, and responsiveness. 

    EDI 551: Creating a Trauma Sensitive K-12 Classroom
    EDI 553: Teaching Students from Poverty
    EDI 555: Social Emotional Learning
    EDI 557: What We Say to Students Matters
    EDI 559: Teaching After Critical Change

    Special Needs Students Certificate

    Learning Outcomes
    • Students will adapt and/or create extension or replacement of the general education curricula. 
    • Students will apply knowledge of special needs learners’ characteristics to plans, classroom lessons, and assessments. 
    • Students will exam intervention strategies to determine best practice approaches. 

    EDI 561: Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners
    EDI 562: Co-Teaching in the K-12 Environment
    EDI 563: Perfectionism: The Anxious Student
    EDI 565: IEP’s, WEP’s, and 504’s Oh My!
    EDI 567: What Works in K-12 Special and Inclusive Education
    EDI 569: Diverse Learners in Your Classroom

    Building Classroom Culture Certificate

    Learning Outcomes
    • Students will compare the theoretical and practical basis for methods, techniques, and approaches to classroom management. 
    • Students will demonstrate awareness of and empathy for individuals, their emotions, experiences, and perspectives through a cross cultural lens. 
    • Students will design a positive classroom culture that incorporates procedures and routines.

    EDI 571: Student Mindset and Classroom Management
    EDI 573: Managing Behaviors with SEL Strategies
    EDI 575: Building a Classroom Culture

    Brain, Mind, and Instructional Design Certificate

    Learning Outcomes
    • Students will analyze research and claims related to the brain and learning to differentiate between myths and facts. 
    • Students will design brain, mind, instructional design, and delivery simulations in order to expedite and enhance learning, automaticity, neuroplasticity and
    • Students will use both diagrammatic representations or the use of video clips to demonstrate how the brain gives rise to the mind and therefore how learning occurs. 

    EDI 581: Project Based Learning
    EDI 583: Connecting Brain, Mind, and Instructional Design: An Overview
    EDI 585: How Brain Processes Give Rise to the Working Mind
    EDI 587: How the Mind Generates Instructional Design and Learning