We're here to help meet the continuing education goals of educators and teachers.
The Center for Business Development and Community Outreach offers a variety of graduate courses and other professional development opportunities designed to meet the continuing education goals of educators and teachers.
We provide the most up-to-date professional development and educational experience for our area, covering topics such as educational technology integration, classroom management, inclusion and differentiated instruction, special education, and more.
We are an approved provider of Act 48 continuing education credits.
This four-hour workshop, delivered via Zoom videoconferencing, was designed to help educators meet the exceptional challenges they are facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The class will provide basic skills in tools any educator can use right away for remote teaching.
Penn State University is an approved provider for both credit courses and noncredit programs. Our diverse offerings, locations, and delivery modes will help you meet Act 48 requirements while satisfying your learning and lifestyle needs. The University serves many educators across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with diverse courses ranging from workshops to in-class instruction. Many of these courses are offered for college credit. Other courses may not qualify for college credit, but do qualify for Act 48 development.
A program endorsement indicates knowledge in new and emerging areas where formal certification does not exist. An endorsement program is intended to improve an educator’s skills in dealing with complex educational issues. An endorsement is added to a teacher’s existing Level I or Level II certification.
The MCE consists of 12 credits, and can be taken alone or in conjunction with the Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum or the Principal’s Certification program.
This 15-credit graduate certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy program is similar to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s range of educational endorsements and is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of teaching literacy. It provides the teacher with real-world skills for implementing the writing requirements of the PA Core Standards.