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There are three steps in applying for Leadership Certification:

  1. Submit Leadership application materials to the IUP Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation.
  2. If approved by the center, submit application for admission to the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research.
  3. If approved by the graduate school, register on line.

Step 1: Submit Leadership Application Materials to the IUP Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation

Submit the following to apply to the Leadership program:

  • Application: Use one of the following:
  • Copy of professional certificate
  • Résumé or vita
  • Letter of recommendation from the school administration indicating
    • Permission for the candidate to develop competencies
    • A willingness to sponsor the candidate
    • A statement of the candidate’s teaching experiences
  • Transcripts of all postsecondary coursework

Submit all materials to

Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1110 Maple Street
Reschini Building
Indiana, PA 15705-1087

You will be contacted once your application has been reviewed.

Step 2: If Approved by the Center, Submit Application for Admission to the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research

The Leadership program is a graduate-level program. You must be accepted for admission to IUP through the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research.

See How to Apply for Graduate Studies at IUP. Instructions for completion of the on-line application, as well as admission requirements, are available on this site. 

Be sure to choose the Business Workforce Development, M.Ed. (Administrative Track) as your program of interest when completing the application.

In addition to the application, you must also submit the following:

  • $35 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all universities/institutions attended, even those from which you did not receive a degree  (Note: If you attended IUP, you do not have to supply those transcripts.)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Goal statement

Submit all materials to

School of Graduate Studies and Research
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
210 South Tenth Street
Stright Hall, Room 101
Indiana, PA 15705

After admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research is approved, you will receive registration materials from the graduate school.

Step 3: If Approved by the Graduate School, Register On Line

Register on line using the time appointment letter and registration materials supplied by the graduate school: How to Apply.

Please visit the fees and tuition page.

  • 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.