For Immediate Release
EDITURE PARTNERS WITH OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY; ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE COURSE CATALOG TO ADVANCE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, MEET STATE RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Launching April 23, 2012, the Editure Professional Courses will help teachers advance professionally at their own pace and on their own schedule.
New York, April 23, 2012 – Editure Professional Development and Old Dominion University today announced a new partnership to offer online continuing education courses targeted at addressing the national need for increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in schools across the country.
This new catalog of courses, named Editure Professional Courses (EPC), will allow teachers to meet their requirements for professional growth while offering them opportunities for salary advancement and continuing certification.
“EPC will be setting new standards for professional development resources,” said Jeffrey Vohden, CEO of Editure Professional Development. “The initial course offering will include online courses in literature, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education and the arts. Teachers can earn up to 4.5 CEU— 45-hours of noncredit attainment from Old Dominion University for each course—and they will be able to complete the courses online at their own pace and on their own schedule. This opportunity addresses a critical need of teachers who find it difficult to fit professional growth into their busy schedules yet need to do so to keep their teaching license current and advance their salary and position.”
Francis Puchalski, the Director of Programs for Continued Learning in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University, said, “We are excited to be able to partner with Editure and to expand our broad offerings for teacher professional education. With this catalog of courses, teachers from around the country will be able to take advantage of this flexible way of growing professionally.”
Details about Editure Professional Courses can be found at www.editurecourses.com
Editure is a world-leading education and training company providing services and products aimed at improving school performance through professional development and educational technology. Editure provides services and products to approximately 8,000 schools around the world and has customers in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa and Asia. Editure has approximately 400 employees and contractors around the world and has offices located in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Editure Professional Development is one of the largest providers of professional development products and services, including consultancy support, online content and a PD management system.
ABOUT OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
Old Dominion University, located in the city of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a dynamic, forward-focused, public doctoral research institution that serves its students and enriches the commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships and active civic engagement. Old Dominion University serves students pursuing undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs.
Anne Drobish, Director of Marketing, Editure PD