Kellogg Institute

for the Certification of Adult and Developmental Educators

   KELLOGG 2015 --  JUNE 20 - JULY 17, 2015*


36th Anniversary

The Kellogg Institute for the Certification of Adult and Developmental Educators is the nation's longest running professional development program for developmental educators and learning skills specialists.

The program consists of two components:

  1. an intensive, four-week summer residence
  2. a supervised practicum following the residency and carried out at the participant's home campus

    The residency portion of the Institute includes four seminars on such topics as Assessment and Placement; Strategies to Accelerate Learning; Integrating Support Services, Instruction; and Technology; and Outcomes Assessment and Program Evaluation. Each seminar is led by one or more recognized experts in the content area and is designed to meet the needs of the practicing developmental educator and learning assistance specialist.

Who Should Attend the Kellogg Institute?

The Institute is not designed as an introduction to the field of developmental education. Instead, it is intended as an advanced professional development program to assist practitioners in expanding their knowledge of the field and improving their own developmental or learning assistance program. Participants should have at least one year's practice in developmental education or a related field. Enrollment will be limited to 45 participants selected from among qualified applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Institutional balance may be considered in selecting participants. Participants should be committed to completing certification requirements.

In order to be certified, participants must satisfactorily fulfill the residency requirements and complete the practicum project within one academic year.

Detailed seminar descriptions may be revised and updated. For examples of the topics and content areas, please see seminar descriptions.

Advanced Kellogg Institute 2015

Participants attending Kellogg 2015 are also invited to attend the Advanced Kellogg Institute immediately following the regular institute (July 19-24). Open only to Kellogg Alumnit, Advanced Kellogg is a one-week intensive workshop/seminar covering a single theme or topic related to Developmental Education or Student Success. Please see the Advanced Kellogg page for additional information, or contact us:

Graduate Credit

Kellogg Institute participants must enroll in HE 6545: Developmental Education Applications (3 Cr). Participants are required to apply to Appalachian State University's Cratis D. Williams Graduate School as non-degree students. Applicants accepted into the Institute will be sent further instructions regarding this requirement.

An additional 3 to 6 optional credit hours may be eanred by enrolling in HE 6090: Seminar in Adult and Developmental Education (3 hrs) and/or HE 5440: College and University Teaching (3 hours). See application form for corresponding tuition and fees. Credits earned through the Kellogg Institute are applicable toward the M.A. or Ed.S. degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Adult and Developmental Education at Appalachian State University's Reich College of Education. 

SPECIAL NOTICE: Appalachian State University is now offering their Ed.S. in Higher Education, Adult and Developmental Education, ONLINE. A new cohort is forming for FALL 2015, and courses taken during the Kellogg Institute apply to the program of study. Space is limited. Click here for more information: Online EdS at AppState.

Cost to Attend/Funding

A $250 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. At the time of this posting, Appalachian State University has not yet set tuition and fees for Summer 2015. For planning purposes, you may estimate an additional 5% increase to 2014 Kellogg Institute costs, which were $3,451.63 for NC residents and $4,348.63 for out-of-state students. Institute Fee, 4- weeks Room & Board on campus, and tuition for HE 6545 are included. Please refer to the KELLOGG APPLICATION AND FEES WORKSHEET for latest cost information, or contact us to be notified when 2015 fees are finalized.

Kellogg Institute participants are non-degree students and are therefore ineligible for Federal Student Aid. A number of professional associations and other sources offer professional development funding that applicants may be eligible for.  See SUGGESTED FUNDING SOURCES for information on scholarship and other financial aid sources.

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Information on the Lifelong Learning Tax Credit

* Kellogg 2015 will take place June 20 - July 17. Some advertising went to press before final dates were set.