Outreach and Program Services
Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
Multiple Office and Class Locations

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Individual Courses for Credit

SEHS Outreach and Program Services offers various individual courses for graduate credit to meet the needs of teacher recertification and continuing education.  If you have questions regarding teacher certification or the requirements for recertification, please visit the MDE or contact the  SEHS Education Advising Office.  You can also  Request Information or  Request an Appointment.


Program Benefits:

  • only requires two courses and the MTTC ZS test
  • attain the State Board of Education's revised standards reflecting the knowledge and skills needed to teach children from birth to age 8 in general education settings, as well as teaching children with disabilities
  • be qualified to teach in:
    • general education early childhood classrooms
    • inclusive early childhood classrooms, and
    • early childhood special education classrooms
  • obtain the most up-to-date early childhood endorsement available, and in having the skills and knowledge needed to address the developmental and educational needs of all children in your care, regardless of ability level
Tuition Scholarships:

A limited number of tuition scholarships may be available to get you started:  The Macomb Initiative Scholarship provides a $150.00 per-credit-hour tuition award to educators enrolled in the following course:  EC 552 - Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education.  Scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.  The award is non-renewable and the student recipient must meet the eligibility requirements.  This scholarship may be used for tuition only. Eligibility Requirements include:

  • Proof of an earned bachelor’s degree
  • Be admitted as a “professional development” student
  • Teacher/Administrator certificates and endorsements must be current
  • Although students are not required to "apply," their qualifications will be reviewed by the Early Childhood Program Director prior to registration

Course Information:

EC 552: Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
This 4 credit course meets in the Winter semester on Tuesday evenings from 5-8:20 p.m. at the Macomb University Center in Clinton Township, MI.
Course Description

EC 553: ECSE: Programming, Planning & Intervention 
This 4 credit course meets in Summer 1 semester on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5-8:20 p.m. at the Macomb University Center in Clinton Township, MI.
Course Description

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Counseling Courses
Oakland University periodically offers individual counseling elective courses for educators, counselors, and any individuals interested in learning more about the field of counseling. Courses are offered on a varying basis each semester.

For more information on counseling elective courses, please contact:
Donna Rich, Administrative Project Coordinator
(248) 370-4170 phone | (248) 370-4961 fax

Effective Leadership From Where You Stand
Oakland University periodically offers an opportunity's to enroll in an Educational Leadership course designed for teachers and administrators who need to fulfill continuing professional certification requirements. Course Details:
  • 6-credits total, cohort course offered over two semesters as two, 3-credit modules
  • Classes usually meet only one week night per month 
  • Course open to all K-12 teachers and administrators
  • Taught by Oakland University Faculty: Dr. Christine Abbott

For more information on upcoming courses, please contact Dr. Christina Abbott at cabbott@oakland.edu or (248) 370-2636.

Special Education Courses
Oakland University offers exciting opportunities to enroll in Special Education related courses designed for general/special education teachers, administrators, and any individuals interested in learning more about the subject. Courses are offered on a varying basis each semester.

Fall 2017 Special Education Electives

  • Using Technology to Facilitate Independence in Special Education
    Semester Dates: September 6 - December 16, 2017
    Format: Online
    Credits: 2
    Instructor: Dwayne Wessel

  • Evidence-Based Strategies for Inclusive K-12 Classrooms
    Semester Dates: September 6 - December 16, 2017
    Format: Online
    Credits: 2
    Instructor: Sherryl McLaughlin

  • Introduction to Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
    Semester Dates: September 6 - December 16, 2017
    Format: Lecture
    Credits: 4
    Instructor: Erica Ruegg

Winter 2018 Special Education Electives

  • Special Education and Second Language Acquisition
    Semester Dates: January 3 - April 25, 2018
    Format: Online
    Credits: 4
    Instructor: Christy Osborne

  • Mental Health Issues in the Classroom  |  View Flyer
    Semester Dates: January 3 - April 25, 2018
    Format: Online
    Credits: 2
    Instructor: Shawna Boomgaard

  • Counseling and Special Needs
    Semester Dates: January 3 - April 25, 2018
    Format: Online
    Credits: 4
    Instructor: Darlene Groomes

For registration information, please contact:

Director of Program Development:
Susan Martino
430K Pawley Hall
(248) 370-4415
MI Required
Reading Course
RDG 510: Inquiry-Based Literacy Instruction

To meet the needs of the  Michigan reading requirement, Oakland University offers RDG 510 for 3 or 4 graduate credits.  This course is offered all year round in a hybrid/partially-online format.  RDG 510 will also apply to certain graduate programs including the M.Ed. in Special Education.  

  • For current course offerings, please do a course search on SAIL.

  • For information or assistance with registration, please contact the Reading Department at (248) 370-3054.