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EDPD

Professional Development in Education

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Introduction

Shepherd University established EDPD (Professional Development in Education) in 2006. In order to become a re-certified teacher, some 500 educators and others, avail themselves annually of these graduate-level courses.

The primary service area in which the courses are offered is the greater Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, which consists of approximately 5,000 professional educators. Teachers from other areas of West Virginia and Pennsylvania, may also participate in these graduate-level classes.

Mission

EDPD courses at Shepherd University have been designed to complement the undergraduate and graduate programs by providing quality study and research. EDPD courses have been carefully reviewed and created to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities for local, national, and global educators as well as those who are seeking career enhancement . To ensure the highest in educational standard, all professors are qualified to teach on a full- or part-time basis.

Goals of Professional Graduate Education (EDPD)

Cost

Shepherd University has a strong commitment to excellence in education. To assure that all teachers may register for needed or desired classes, the tuition is kept at $147 inclusive for each 3-credit graduate level EDPD class.

Funding

Funding for these classes is made possible by local schools, RESA, grants, county boards of education, and the West Virginia State Department of Education. The funding agency may determine what credentialing is necessary to be admitted to classes for which the agency has paid. Students are responsible for tuition payment remitted at the time of application.

Limitation

EDPD courses may NOT be used as part of a graduate degree program at Shepherd University or other schools in West Virginia.

Courses

A wide array of EDPD classes are offered each semester. The largest enrollment is during the summer months when most teachers are on summer break.

*Courses are offered in Math, Psychology, History, Ethics, Science, Social Studies, ESL (English as a Second Language), English, Special Education, Classroom Management, Ethics, School Administration and Management, Overseas Travel Classes, Communication

*Dependent upon available faculty and funding. Highly specialized courses may be closed to persons not having the necessary prerequisites.

• Click here to request a transcript of EDPD courses taken at Shepherd University.

•For registration requests outside of posted deadlines, please use this form:  Petition to the Graduate Council (PDF)

For more information, contact us at:  krice@shepherd.edu