Jackson Local Schools

Jackson Township Community Education

Online Professional Development Courses for Teachers

In an effort to provide options to teachers for quality professional development courses, Jackson Twp. Community Education has partnered with the Massillon/Stark Branch of Ashland University to provide graduate classes for teachers.

How to Register for Online Course & 2 Hours of Graduate Credit from Ashland University:
$260 (payable to Ashland University) + $120 (payable to Jackson Local Schools) Total Cost: $380

If you are registering for a class for Ashland credit, you must first register directly online through Jackson Local Schools at  http://www.ed2go.com/jtce. If you have any questions about these courses, contact us by email at jtce@jackson.sparcc.org.

After your registration has been confirmed with Jackson Local Schools, click here to  log on to Ashland’s website to complete your registration with them. These online courses are being offered in conjunction with the Massillon/Stark Branch of Ashland University. If you would like to speak with someone there personally about your registration, you can contact Ashland at either 330-837-5301 or 800-723-7655. The following is a list of the dates when students can register:

Class Begins Registration Ends Final Exam & Final Paper Due
2/10/16 2/23/16 4/1/16
3/16/16 3/29/16 5/6/16
4/13/16 4/26/16 6/3/16
5/18/16 5/31/16 7/8/16
6/15/16 6/28/16 8/5/16

Requirements for Graduate Workshop Credit (2 hrs.)

Click here to review the requirements for earning Graduate Workshop Credit from Ashland.

All coursework, including the final exam and paper, must be completed no later than two weeks after the final exam is released. Only Satisfactory (S) and Unsatisfactory (U) grades will be awarded for this course. Students will be notified if their assignment does not meet passing criteria.

Online Courses Currently Being Offered for Graduate Credit

Local Professional Development Committees

Classes are designed to meet the requirements of Local Professional Development Committees (LPDCs). However, it is the responsibility of the educator to gain approval of courses through their district LPDC, as courses need to reflect the goals of the Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP). Questions regarding this matter should be directed to the district LPDC.

Transcripts/Confirmation of Course Completion from Ashland

Click here to request a transcript. Print and send the request via fax or mail to the main campus. Information is at the end of the transcript.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How long is the course?
Answer: 6 weeks

Question: How many lessons are in each class?
Answer: 12 lessons (2 each week) Lessons are released on Wed. & Fri.

Question: Can I finish the course early?
Answer: No, you must follow the schedule as lessons will not be released early.

Question: Can I take more than one class at a time?
Answer: We RECOMMEND that students take no more than three classes during one session so they have sufficient time to devote to their coursework. However, it is REQUIRED that students take no more than four classes during one session

Question: Are there any tests?
Answer: There is a quiz at the end of each lesson that can be repeated as many times as you need. There will also be a final exam at the end of the class. The final exam can only be taken one time, but you can print a copy to study before you take the test online. Minimum score for the final exam to be accepted is 75%.

Question: Do I have to complete the course on time?
Answer: You have two additional weeks after the final lesson is released to complete all of the lessons, quizzes, the final exam and submit your final paper.

Question: Can I pay by check or with a Purchase Order?
Answer: No. Jackson Local Schools only accepts online registrations with payment by credit card.

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