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 Workshops

Center for Science and the Schools – Bridging Research and Education in STEM

CSATS partners with science and engineering researchers on the broader impacts components of research grant proposals. We design, develop and implement many outreach programs and workshops for K-16 education to promote the integration of science and engineering practices into the classroom environment.
We offer a variety of workshops for educators and student opportunities throughout the academic year and the summer. Please check out our programs at

Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization

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.

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.

Penn State University Park (serves State College, Lewistown, and Williamsport)

Penn State Abington

Penn State Altoona

Penn State Beaver

Penn State Berks

Penn State Brandywine

Penn State DuBois

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus

Penn State Great Valley (Southeastern PA)

Penn State Greater Allegheny

Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Hazleton

Penn State, The Lancaster Center

Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Mont Alto

Penn State New Kensington

Penn State Northern Tier Center

Penn State Schuylkill

Penn State Shenango

Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Penn State Worthington Scranton

Penn State York

*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.