Professional Devlopment UThink

Professional Development


UThink offers university coursework and Professional Development through the use of online seminars that help teachers translate research into classroom practice.  The seminars provide options for differentiated pathways for both professional development and matriculation in graduate programs.

  • One pathway is for individuals who want to obtain the Reading and/or the TESOL Endorsement.
  • Another pathway is for school districts that can use university endorsements to train in-house teacher leaders and coaches to support continuous and cost-effective professional development.
  • A final pathway is for teachers who wish to study specific topics independently.

The seminars are adaptive to both individual and district needs.

Reading Endorsement and TESOL Endorsement courses consist of seminars. The first of these can be accessed for a nominal fee under the UThink Professional Development program.   Professional Development seminars are archived so that educators may apply their seminar work to endorsement course work at a later date.  Educators who wish to use their seminar work for endorsements must pay full tuition when matriculating in the endorsement programs.

Additional seminars, not attached to endorsements, are available for Professional Development only.

All our Professional Development seminars are listed below.

Professional Development UThink

Professional Development Catalog

Professional Development Seminars Associated With Reading Endorsement

Course Title Description PD Hours
EDU-PD-01 Word Recognition Seminar – Foundations of Literacy (Phonemic Awareness / Phonics and Fluency) 20
EDU-PD-02 Comprehension Strategies Instruction – Content Area Reading 20
EDU-PD-03 Diagnosis of Reading Abilities – The Science of Reading Diagnosis and Early Literacy Assessment 20
EDU-PD-04 Reading Intervention – Word Recognition Intervention Model 20

Professional Development Seminars Associated With TESOL Endorsement

Course Title Description PD Hours
EDU-PD-05 Issues in Teaching Pre K-12 TESOL – Science of TESOL / ELL Instruction 20
EDU-PD-06 Linguistic Applications in Pre K-12 TESOL Education- First & Second Language Acquisition 20
EDU-PD-07 Instructional Methods in Pre K-12 TESOL – Listening, Viewing & Oral Communication 20
EDU-PD-08 Internship in Pre K-12 TESOL – Comprehension Strategies Instruction & Assessment for English Language Learners 20

Additional Professional Development Seminars

Course Title Description PD Hours
EDU-PD-09 Bullying: Prevention and Intervention 20
EDU-PD-10 Integrating Common Core State Standards with Instruction 20