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The Professional Development Program at Madonna University is the perfect opportunity for teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals to earn non-degree graduate credit required for certificate renewal and pay increases (determined by school/district). Participation and reflection upon pre-approved workshops, conferences, and online course partnerships that are above and beyond your contractual duties, not only add to your professional growth, but help you earn non-degree graduate credit as well.  Please contact our office with questions and approval requests.

PDP Information:

PDP Registration:

PDP Forms:

On-Campus Workshops:

  • Coming soon!

Contact Information

Cierra Sutherland, Director of Matriculation and Academic Advisor
PDP Program Director

734-432-5697
pdp@madonna.edu

Mailing Address

Madonna University
Education Division – PDP
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150

Professional Development Program Administrators

Cierra Sutherland

Cierra Sutherland

Director of Matriculation and Academic Advisor

PDP Program Director

B.A. Alma College

M.A. Madonna University

csutherland@madonna.edu

734-432-5697, 2230C

Cierra Sutherland

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Karen Obsniuk

Dean, College of Education and Human Development

Professor

B.S. Wayne State University

M.A. Wayne State University

Ph.D. Wayne State University

kobsniuk@madonna.edu

734-432-5648, 2230D

Karen Obsniuk

Karen L. Obsniuk, Ph.D., is the Dean of the College of Education. She joined the faculty of Madonna University in 1996. Previously, she was an adjunct faculty, while working in K-12 schools as a teacher and school administrator. She completed her doctoral degree in Administration and Supervision, with a cognate in curriculum, and her M.A. in English Literature, at Wayne State University. She teaches in the areas of educational practice and action research.

Her interests include educational change, K-12 student behavior, literacy intervention with at-risk students, and quality of work life issues for teachers. Her research has been mixed methods research primarily with pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, and EL learners. She is actively engaged in the field of education through her work at the State and local levels, serving on State committees and a local board. 

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