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Office of Innovative Professional Learning

In response to requests for professional development from various businesses, community organizations and educational institutions, DePaul University’s College of Education launched the Office of Innovative Professional Learning (OIPL) in 2014. Offering both standardized programs and custom professional development, OIPL’s training is led by College of Education faculty members who rely on best practices and creating a professional learning community. 

Led by Dr Donna Kiel, OIPL has successfully collaborated with schools and organizations seeking growth, partnership, and excellence. The programs listed below are can be highly customized and interactive; online and in-person; and both teach and model best practices. 


Customized Professional Development

Good professional development is not one-size-fits-all. OIPL will create a professional development program led by DePaul College of Education faculty and customized to your organization's need.


International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate

Between 2012 and 2017, the number of IB programs offered worldwide has grown by nearly 40%. Our International Baccaluareate Educator Certificate prepares professionals to work in IB schools through four fully-online courses.

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Micro-credential Programs

Do you want to build upon your existing education and experience but aren't looking for another degree? Our micro-credentials allow you to expand your skill set and, upon completion, provide a certification indicating that you have demonstrated competency in that skill.

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General Inquiries

Donna Kiel
Program Director

Brennan Palmer
Assistant Director