Teachers throughout the region learn and grow from Valpo’s continuing education opportunities.

The education department offers short-term workshops and semester-long courses to active educators. These resources help teachers stay in touch with current research and develop technology and best practices. Teachers also have the opportunity to add additional content areas to their licenses or pursue graduate work.

Non-Degree Coursework for Professional Educators
Professional educators, currently active in elementary or secondary education, may take courses without formal admission to degree-seeking status provided they do not intend to use the credits toward a degree, an initial license, or to add an additional teaching area to a current license. This status applies to those who are visiting students, seeking personal enrichment, or are fulfilling their 6-credit license renewal requirement. Admission as a professional educator requires completing an application for admission and a brief letter from the educator’s current superintendent or principal verifying current professional status. The two letters of formal recommendation, transcript(s), and application fee are waived.

Teachers using coursework to either renew their license or add additional teaching areas are considered non-degree licensure students rather than professional educators. They must, therefore, follow the guidelines for applying as a non-degree education or special education student to ensure that they receive proper advising.

Teachers using coursework to either renew their license or add additional teaching areas are considered non-degree licensure students rather than professional educators. They must, therefore, follow the guidelines for applying as a non-degree education or special education student to ensure that they receive proper advising.

This minimum 33-34-credit hour program offers advanced coursework in teacher leadership, educational research, and inquiry processes to elementary and secondary teachers who are already licensed. It also offers the opportunity to construct individual specializations, which enhance their effectiveness as teachers. Learn more »

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About PEP

Valpo's education department established the Professional Educators Partnership (PEP) in 2001. Today, regional educators have access to Valpo's annual:

Dozens of local schools now participate in PEP. See member schools »

Professional M.Ed.

Licensed teachers can enhance their effectiveness and their careers with an M.Ed. tailored to their needs. Learn more »