Office of Professional Development in Education

The Office of Professional Development in Education (OPDE),  provides 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 district or organizational needs.  The professional association, Learning Forward, 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 the educator’s field of interest.