Professional Development Opportunities
Penn State offers many opportunities for professional development including certificates and degrees, Saturday seminars, online seminars or courses, on-campus summer and evening courses, and Web sites. Many of these courses are approved for Act 48 credit.
Professional Development Seminars and Conferences
The Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) engages the University's extensive research enterprise to improve online learning at and beyond Penn State. The core mission of COIL is to guide the transformation of teaching and learning processes by supporting researchers who invent, investigate, and implement the effects of technologically enhanced learning environments.
Professional Development Workshops
The Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization of Penn State's College of Engineering offers workshops that explore the world of nanotechnology several times per year. High school and college educators, administrators, guidance counselors and career counselors can learn about the growing applications of nanotechnology in many industries including the biotechnology, MEMS, optoelectronics, chemical, and non-electronics industries. The fundamentals of nanofabrication processes and tools are covered and practiced through processing labs in the class 10 cleanrooms of the Penn State Nanofabrication Facility. Each workshop runs three days with the time broken down into daily morning lectures by nationally recognized Penn State researchers and engineering staff, and afternoon lab sessions in nanofabrication. Previous knowledge of micro or nanotechnologies is not required.
Review other Education-Related Offerings through Penn State Continuing and Professional Education.
Search the Registrar's Web Site for Courses
To see a full list of for-credit courses offered at any Penn State locations, please search the registrar's Schedule of Courses.
Online Degree and Certificate Programs through the World Campus
The Penn State World Campus offers a number of online post-baccalaureate degrees and certificates. Review all online programs.
Graduate Degrees offered through Resident Instruction at Penn State University Park
Return to State College to get your graduate degree. Learn about all the opportunities available through the Penn State College of Education.
Other local Penn State campuses may offer resident instruction leading to graduate degrees or certificates. Please contact your local Penn State campus or continuing education office for more information.
Courses for Educators by Location
The following links lead to the continuing education web sites for the various Penn State locations across the state. Read about Act 48 credit at Penn State.
*The information included in this list is intended to be a service to alumni of the Penn State College of Education and other interested individuals. The courses, seminars and other opportunities listed here are subject to change. Please contact the campus or unit offering the course for the most up-to-date information about course, degree, and certificate program availability.