Continuing Professional Education
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Free Online Courses
Pennsylvania Department of Education offers free online Act 48 continuing professional education courses through the PD Center on the SAS Portal. The Department also offers online Act 48 professional education programs of study (provided by Learning Sciences International).
Arcadia University announces a new program – Masters of Education in Instructional Technology. The entire degree is online and admission is rolling. Concentrate in one of the following areas – Digital Literacy, Digital Design or General Technology. For more information contact an Enrollment Management Counselor at 877-ARCADIA or check out our website at www.arcadia.edu/MedIT.
Gannon University's School of Education has offered educators across the tri-state area the opportunity to continue their education and advance their careers by bringing our classroom to them with our cohort program for ten years. During this time, we have listened. Beginning in the spring of 2009, the School of Education will begin offering students a restructured Master of Education curriculum that can now be completed in as little as 31 credits. In addition, we have reduced the tuition costs for educators wishing only to maintain certification by earning Act 48 Continuing Professional Education credits in all of our cohort areas. Our Pathway Certification programs will continue to offer educators the opportunity to develop professionally to attain certification in one–or more–of many specialized areas in a shorter period of time in combination with our Master’s of Education program, or alone. Whatever your professional aspirations, Gannon can help you find the right path. Attend an upcoming open house in your neighborhood or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions today to discover the options available to meet your goals. For more information visit us on the web at: http://www.gannon.edu/PROGRAMS/GRAD/currinstoff.asp
Lebanon Valley College offers a Master of Science in Education degree program that is designed for elementary and middle school teachers, teaching in kindergarten through eighth grades, who want to enhance their understanding of science principles as well as their ability to teach these concepts to their students. This program focuses on the inquiry or experiential learning of science. Teachers with minimal experience in science and the methodology necessary to teach science to their students, as well as those with a strong background in one area of science and a desire to compliment it with comparable understanding of the other sciences, will benefit from this program. For more information on the program, go to http://www.lvc.edu/mse/index.aspx.
- PaTTAN offers programs for paraprofessionals and Act 48 courses for teachers. Check their website for current listings.
- PaTTAN has several Praxis II preparation courses for teachers. Teachers will be able to login to the course via the web and review courseware aligned to specific Praxis II tests. The courses are designed to allow teachers to review subject specific modules in a self-paced environment. Each module contains a tutorial, practice problems, and a mastery test. All participants must register through the PaTTAN website at www.pattan.k12.pa.us. The registration fee must be paid before you start the course. Information on the PaTTAN website will guide you through the registration process. For registration questions contact:
John Dellegrotto or Enie Murphy at 1-800-360-7282, 717-541-4960, 717-541-4968 (fax)
Penn State New Kensington offers a Masters of Education Program in Teaching and Curriculum that is specifically designed to enhance the pedagogical skill levels of classroom teachers. Courses are taught by an experienced faculty using face-to-face and online instruction. For more information, contact Dr. Rodger K. Knapp, Program Coordinator at 724-334-6157 or by email at email@example.com.
Penn State Graduate Courses
Penn State Continuing Education is your path to a brighter future. Whether you are looking to start a degree or complete one, we can help you achieve your goals. With course offerings throughout the day, evening, weekend, and online, Penn State Continuing Education makes returning to school easier than ever. Our flexible course offerings allow you to build the skills needed to advance in your career or explore a subject that interests you. Course descriptions and location and date details are available on the Penn State Continuing Education Web site at www.PSU4YOU.org.
Teacher-to-Teacher free online professional development sessions
The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce its new Teacher-to-Teacher free online professional development sessions, which focus on improving teachers' content knowledge and teaching skills in reading, math and science. Pennsylvania has agreed to accept these e-learning sessions as credit toward teacher re-licensure (Act 48). Go to www.ed.gov/teacherinitiative.