Credit Corner

Welcome to the OLAC Credit Corner!

For higher education faculty seeking to incorporate OLAC into course work:

Are you working in higher education, helping to prepare tomorrow's school leaders? OLAC can help. The following workshops were designed for use in teacher preparation programs. Each varies in length and number of hours (face-to-face and independent work). For questions regarding these workshops, please contact Jim Gay at or Don Washburn at

  1. Collaborative School Improvement Processes
  2. Working in Teacher-Based Teams
  3. Differentiating Instruction
  4. Effective Board / Superintendent Governance (PDF)
  5. Implementing Effective Board / Superintendent Governance (PDF)
  6. The Teacher-Based Team Process (PDF)
  7. Implementing Teacher-Based Teams (PDF)

For educators seeking credit or contact hours for OLAC work:

Teachers, principals, and superintendents who are working toward license renewal can now receive university credit for completing OLAC modules. Below are a list of schools that are currently participating. Please note: Pre-approval is required. Follow the links below to learn more register.

  1. Bowling Green State University
  2. Ashland University

Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) Approval Form

OLAC has partnered with the Ohio Department of Education to create a template that can help you integrate the OLAC modules into your individual professional development plan (IPDP) to be approved by your Regional Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC). Use this template to indicate how you will use the OLAC online learning modules and tools to participate in high-quality professional development and meet your professional development goals.

OLAC recommends the following to Local Professional Development Committees (LPDC's) for consideration in granting contact hours for OLAC Modules. Although there is some variations in the amount of content in each module, and the necessary time to complete each module, discussion question, and activity OLAC proposes awarding a common set of contact hours for the following:

  • TWO (2) contact hours for viewing the complete content of each module
  • ONE (1) contact hour for completing and submitting evidence of completion for each discussion question
  • ONE (1) contact hour for completing and submitting evidence of completion for each activity

OLAC recognizes the right of LPDC's to determine acceptable Professional Development and award contact hours according to their respective policy. This recommendation is intended for their consideration.

Download the IPDP Approval Form (DOCX)

To learn more about receiving contact hours for OLAC modules please visit: