2023-2024 Catalog


Office of Professional Development and Educational Licensing

The Office of Professional Development and Educational Licensing offers graduate level coursework designed to provide educational opportunities for teachers, administrators, and school services personnel.

Graduate courses offered through this office are designed to strengthen the professional competencies of P-12 practitioners. These courses address contemporary educational challenges by employing a theory-to-practice approach to adult learning. Credit for these courses may be applied toward renewal of the Indiana state teaching, administrative, and school services license.

IWU partners with other associates to provide a broad array of professional development courses that will fulfill the requirements of licensure renewal. These courses, offered by Performance Learning Systems and 3rd Learning (PLS 3rd Learning) are not applicable toward the completion requirements of any School of Integrated Learning and Development degree or professional preparation program. Courses are offered through the year in an online format and during the summer in both online and remote learning formats.

Interested candidates may register for courses through the PLS 3rd Learning website at https://www.plsclasses.com/partners/indiana-wesleyan-university/. Candidates will also need to have a transcript sent directly to IWU verifying a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Educators employed by school districts in states outside Indiana are welcome but are strongly advised to consult with their own state licensure office prior to registering. Students registering in courses bear the full responsibility for ensuring the applicability of IWU graduate courses for license renewal in their state.

Registration in coursework offered through the Office of Professional Development and Educational Licensing does not constitute admission to an IWU graduate degree program. If a non-degree seeking student decides at any time to apply for admission to an IWU graduate degree program, the student must complete the full and regular admission process.

Applicants to any program within the School of Integrated Learning and Development will be required to sign a disclosure of information waiver giving any prior institutions the applicant may have attended permission to supply IWU representatives all information relevant to the applicant's fitness for teacher training or licensure recommendation, including but not limited to his/her conduct, standing, or reputation while attending said institutions. Any information obtained may be considered by IWU in its decision whether or not to admit an applicant, to permit his or her continuance in a program, or to recommend him/her for licensure.

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