Certificates

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Regardless of where you are on your career path, pursuing a certificate lets you develop a deeper understanding of topics relevant to your field and learn critical skills for success.

Fur current students, IUP offers numerous certificates you can pursue in addition to your degree.

For those already in the workforce, our certificate programs can help you build a specific skill set that will allow you to expand the opportunities available in your current career or grow into a new career/field.

Use the index below to locate information about a particular certificate.You can review the requirements for a certificate in the online Undergraduate Catalog.

For Current Students

Students interested in declaring a certificate should contact the academic department that offers the certificate. The department will be able to guide you on the application process and requirements for each certificate, as they can vary. Below is a complete list of certificates offered at IUP.

Once an application has been completed, reviewed, and approved, the department will contact the Registrar's Office to have the certificate noted on your transcript record.

Certificates by College

College of Education and Communications

Certificate Department
Behavior Analysis College of Education and Communications
Photography and Digital Imaging Communications Media
Audio Production Communications Media
Popular Music Studies (with Music) Communications Media
Certificate in Infant and Toddler Development Professional Studies in Education
Certificate in Preschool Education Professional Studies in Education
Dual Certification-Special Education Grades 7-12 Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services
Dual Certification-Special Education Grades PreK-8/Early Childhood PreK-4 Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services
Special Education with a Reading Specialist Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services
Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services
Special Education Graduate, PreK-8 or 7-12 Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services
School Counseling Certification Only Counseling
Educational Specialist Certificate in School Psychology Educational and School Psychology
Reading Specialist, PK-12 Professional Studies in Education
Principal Certification Professional Studies in Education
Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility Professional Studies in Education
Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Professional Studies in Education
Urban Education Professional Studies in Education
Academic Advising Student Affairs in Higher Education

College of Fine Arts

Certificate Department
Popular Music Studies Music

College of Health and Human Services

Certificate Department
Culinary Arts Academy of Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts Academy of Culinary Arts
Act 120: Municipal Police Academy Criminal Justice Training Center
Act 180: Mandatory In-Service Criminal Justice Training Center
Dietetic Internship Food and Nutrition
Paramedic Program Institute for Rural Health and Safety
Athletic Coaching Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science
Driver Education Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science
Nursing, Simulation, and Technology Certificate of Recognition Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Shale Gas Energy Safety Sciences

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Certificate Department
Cultural Competencies Certificate Anthropology
Middle Eastern Studies Asian Studies Program
China Studies Asian Studies Program
Japan Studies Asian Studies Program
English 7-12 Teaching Certificate English
ESL Undergraduate Certificate English
Chinese Undergraduate Certificate in Foreign Language Foreign Languages
French Undergraduate Certificate in Foreign Language Foreign Languages
German Undergraduate Certificate in Foreign Language Foreign Languages
Japanese Undergraduate Certificate in Foreign Language Foreign Languages
Spanish Undergraduate Certificate in Foreign Language Foreign Languages
Shale Gas Energy Geography and Regional Planning
Public History History
Digital History, Undergraduate Certificate History
Geospatial Intelligence Analysis, Undergraduate Certificate Geography and Regional Planning
Unmanned Aerial Systems Science and Applications Geography and Regional Planning
Child and Adult Advocacy Studies Sociology

Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Certificate Department
Cell and Molecular Biology Biology
Shale Gas Energy Geoscience
Child and Adult Advocacy Studies Psychology