Professional Development Programs

The Division of Professional Development (DPD) represents the College of Education and Human Services by providing credit and non-credit professional development programs for area educators and school districts. Though most offerings are weekend and summer workshops, DPD also collaborates with area schools and districts to provide reduced tuition rates for on-site, in-service workshops.

DPD is committed to offering quality workshops that are affordable, innovative, current, appropriate, practical, convenient and useful to educators and human service professionals.

All Wright State University's College of Education and Human Services workshops meet the Ohio Board of Regents requirement applicable to state supported schools. The requirements are 10 hours of contact time for non-credit students and 10 hours of contact time plus 25 hours of out-of-class work per semester hour credit.

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Advanced Placement® Summer Institute

ED 6900.74
AP®  Biology with Mr. Jim Smanik
June 19-22, 2017

This workshop for new and experienced teachers will review materials, course outlines, content-related handouts, student samples, and scoring guidelines that focus on pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that you can use in the classroom.

Info on this workshop available here: 

AP®  Biology


How to Register

Registration procedures for some workshops may differ from the procedures listed here. Exceptions are noted in the descriptions.

Bring your completed registration form to:
Division of Professional Development (DPD)
415 Allyn Hall


Mail your registration form and payment (check) to:
DPD Workshops
415 Allyn Hall
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435-001

If you are registering for workshops sponsored by the College of Education and Human Services through the Division of Professional Development, you may use the Special Graduate Application and Registration Form (PDF). Your enrollment is based on the information you enter, so make sure it is complete, accurate, and legible. Post-dated checks forwarded with registration forms and registration forms without payment are not acceptable and will be returned. Please disregard payment, add/drop dates and other information applicable to regular Wright State University classes. They do not apply to workshops listed in this catalog.

When to Register

Unless stated otherwise, registrations are accepted until the first day of the class as long as the class is not full. Early registration is strongly recommended. If the course does not meet the required minimum enrollment it will be cancelled and you will be notified in advance. There is a $25 fee for registering after the registration deadline.

University Computer Account Information

You must obtain a university computer account to access your grades, pay by credit card, and be able to log-on during certain classes. Please contact DPD, (937) 775-2250 or call the CaTS (Information Technology) Help Desk, (937) 775-4827.

Credit Cards

You must go on-line to pay by credit card. We accept Discover, Mastercard and American Express. All charge transactions are subject to bank approval. There is a 2.75% fee assessed for paying by credit card.


Credit workshops listed in this catalog are intended as continuing education for professionals in the fields of education, human services, and counseling who are not pursuing a degree at Wright State University. All workshops/sessions meet the Ohio Board of Regents requirement applicable to state supported schools of 20 clock hours of out-of-class work per quarter hour.

Changes in Registration or Withdrawal

All changes in registration must be processed through DPD and the Registrar’s Office. There is no fee for a complete withdrawal from the university or to drop/change a workshop one week prior to the first meeting. In an emergency please contact DPD at (937) 775-2250. Be sure to request verification of withdrawal.


Fees are contingent upon your Ohio residency status (see registration form). The fees listed are Ohio resident fees. Non-Ohio residents must pay an additional $217 per credit hour for each course taken. For assistance in determining your status please contact the Office of the Registrar, (937) 775-5588.


This refund policy applies only to workshops offered by the Division of Professional Development (DPD). You will receive a 100% refund if the course is cancelled. To drop a class you must notify the DPD office a week in advance or you will be charged a $75 fee.

Refunds for Weekly Workshops

If you drop a three-day or four-day workshop prior to the start of the second-class meeting you will receive a 70% refund. No refunds are given after the second class meeting.

Refunds for Two Day and Weekend Workshops

No refund is given for two-day or a weekend workshop after the first class session convenes.

Refund Requests

Refund requests must be made in writing and directed to DPD.

Questions or Account Information?

Please call (937) 775-2250 or email