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Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation

The Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation offers professional certificate and degree programs that prepare career and technical teachers and administrators to receive required state certifications.

In Pennsylvania, candidates receive vocational professional certification by completing an approved education program offered through one of three regional Professional Personnel Development centers. The centers are located at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, and Temple University. They are each approved and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide services to certification candidates in their region. IUP’s service region is Western Pennsylvania.

Click here to view the Career and Technical Schools in the IUP service area.

Programs of Study
The following programs are offered: BSEd in Vocational EducationCareer and Technical Teacher CertificationCooperative Education Teacher/Coordinator Certification, and Leadership Certification.
Occupational Competency Assessment
The Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) verifies that teacher certification candidates possess the occupational knowledge and skills that are required to be eligible for an instructional certificate. IUP is authorized by PDE to administer the OCA in Western Pennsylvania.
New Choices
New Choices is a series of classes offered several times each year that provide guidance in personal development and job-search strategies for those who are unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career change.
Find employment opportunities in the career and technical education field.
  • Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation
  • Reschini Building
    1110 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4434
  • Fax: 724-357-6200
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.