Office of Professional Development in Education

The Office of Professional Development in Education (OPDE)  supports school districts and agencies by offering efficient and effective professional development opportunities for their personnel.  As a professional partner, OPDE assists individuals and groups of educators in their quest to improve and enhance educational experiences for all learners. 

At OPDE, we provide professionally-oriented graduate professional development courses in collaboration with schools, districts, and other agencies that offer professional development experiences for educators.  We work with practitioners to design quality, rigorous graduate-level professional development courses that meet the academic standards of the College of Charleston while addressing your needs.  Learning Foward and the South Carolina Standards of Professional Development guide course development.

OPDE also provides cohort programs that offer certification and/or endorsement in critical need areas.  All courses in cohort programs are catalog courses that lead to endorsement or certification in a specific critical need area.  All Cohort courses can also count toward an advanced degree in your field of interest.