Professional Development Opportunities

Concordia University strives to not only help shape and form the educational experience of our students, but also serve as a resource to current educators hoping to continue their own professional development. We want to help you passionately and skillfully make an uncommon impact on the lives of the students you see each day. That’s why we offer a variety of opportunities for you to pursue professional development. Whether you’re seeking continuing education credits or an opportunity to gather with other educators and learn about exciting new developments and techniques in the field, we have something just for you!

Summer Institute Workshops 2019, Earn SCECHs
Daily July 29-August 8

Summer Institute Workshops are one or two-day workshops led by local teachers. Each day, for two weeks, the topics and instructors change. You can sign up for one day or the entire week! Each day costs $75 and a participant can earn 6 SCECHs per day.

Summer Bundles 2019, Graduate-Level Courses

Sometimes you just need to take one or two courses to recertify. If that's you, and you need 3 or 6 graduate-level credits, consider a summer bundle. All of the courses below are offered the summer of 2019. The best part? Most have the potential to be integrated into a full master's program, and all of the courses are qualifying courses for the Uncommon Scholarship program. Do you think you qualify for an Uncommon Scholarship? Be sure to submit an application before July 1 for these Summer Bundles. Yes, you can mix-and-match!

SEATED Summer Bundle Options:

  • EDU 580 - Curriculum Development and Instructional Supervision.  This course can be accepted into either the MSEL or MSCI program. It will meet four Tuesdays in July: July 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the Concordia University Ann Arbor Campus. To sign up, follow the instructions below on how to register.

ONLINE Summer Bundle Options:

Can be accepted into the MS in Curriculum and Instruction Program:
- EDU 831- Instructional Design (online July 1 - August 25)
- EDU 871 - Standards Based Instructions  (online July 1 - August 25)

Can be accepted into the MS in Educational Leadership Program:
- EDU 870 - Professional Learning Communities in a Pluralistic Society  (online July 1 - August 25)
- EDU 930 - The Principalship: Current Issues and Emerging Trends  (online July 1 - August 25)
- EDU 880 - Curriculum Development and Instructional Supervision  (online July 1 - August 25)

Can be accepted into the MS in Special Education Learning Disabilities Endorsement Program:
- EDU 896 - Language and Literacy  (online July 1 - August 25)

How to sign up for courses on the Summer Bundle list

The very first thing to do is fill out a “FutureCardinal Account” by submitting a one page form which is free and takes under 5 minutes. 


  1. Under contact information, fill out your contact information.
  2. Under academic ambitions, select, I intend to enroll as a Continuing Education (Graduate Education Only)
  3. Under anticipated entry term, select: Fall 2019
  4. Under Please select a license or course(s), select:  Individual Courses
  5. Under location/delivery format, select: Online 
  6. Under additional information, write in: Summer Bundle - and the number of the course(s) you're interested in taking
  7. Fill out the rest of the “futurecardinal” page and hit CONTINUE. From there, you will have the first step of your application done. You can then log in and out of your account to finish the rest.

Your admissions counselor will be in contact with you from there on out to assist with getting the next steps completed. 

School of Education Excellence Development Speakers (S.E.E.D.S.), Free PD

Each academic year, our School of Education provides professional development for teacher candidates and others in the community who are interested in compelling educational topics. Although SEEDS does not result in professional development credits for the state, it does offer a unique opportunity for engagement and discussion around meaningful topics.

For more information, contact Kyle Chuhran, Elementary Education Coordinator (734-995-7397)

Upcoming School of Education Excellence Development Speakers (SEEDS) Events:

All of the events for the 2018-2019 year are finished. Check back next year for more!

Past SEEDS Events:

18-19 SEEDS 3: Urban Education
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019       6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Robert and Cris Green

18-19 SEEDS 4: Tips for Successful Teaching
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019                 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Manor Ballroom
Speaker: Mr. Ira Kleiman, Principal at Fortis Academy

18-19 SEEDS 2: The Intentional Christian Teacher
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018           6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Science 102
Speaker: Dr. James Pingel

18-19 SEEDS 1:  Expert Teacher Panel: Starting the Year Right, Classroom Management, and Parent Communication
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018  6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Science 102
Speaker: Panel

17-18 SEEDS 4: The Joys and Challenges of Being a New Teacher
March 20, 2018 
Time: 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. 
Speaker: New(er) Teacher Panel 

17-18 SEEDS 3: Leading a Balanced Life as an Educator 
February 7, 2018
Time: 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Travis Grulke, Superintendent of Schools, MI District - LCMS 
Topic: Leading a Balanced Life as an Educator