Lake Erie College to offer online learning programs


Lake Erie College is pleased to announce the College will now offer online learning programs.

Following an on-campus visit in December 2015, the Higher Learning Commission has granted full approval for LEC to offer fully online programs. While influenced by many staff and faculty members across the College, the online learning initiative was led by Dr. Bryan DePoy, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Katie Krammer, Associate Professor of Special Education and the current Interim Coordinator of Online Learning.

In light of the HLC’s recent approval, Lake Erie College will launch its online learning initiative with two programs that are in high demand in the surrounding community. First, the College will offer a post-baccalaureate special education license program consisting of six courses that will run across one year, including a summer, fall and spring semester. This program is set to begin in May 2016.

“This program will allow someone who already has a degree in another area of education, such as early childhood, to complete the necessary coursework to then apply for a second license as a mild to moderate intervention specialist,” said Dr. Krammer.

Candidates for the post-baccalaureate special education licensure program must have completed the twelve hours of required reading courses per the Ohio Department of Education requirements and will then have to successfully pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators special education content exam prior to applying for this additional license.

The second program being launched is a lab safety certificate. Dr. Johnathan Tedesco, Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at LEC, described the certificate as being designed for individuals working in industries who need OSHA training and other lab safety certificates such as proper use of personal protective equipment, safety data sheet usage and bloodborne pathogens.

Applications are now being accepted for enrollment in the summer 2016 session. Information on costs is available at For more information on the post baccalaureate special education licensure program or the lab safety certificate program at LEC, please contact Dr. Krammer at or Dr. Tedesco at

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