IUP at PSEA Gettysburg Summer Leadership Conference

  • IUP is accepting applications for the Gettysburg Summer Leadership Conference online up to July 21. You can also register for this workshop on-site Sunday, July 21, 2019. Advance registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited!      

    IUP Graduate-Level Course Work

    Summer 2019 Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) Leadership Conference – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    July 21–22, 2019 

    Participants in the PSEA Leadership Development Conference offered at Gettysburg College have the opportunity to earn graduate credit through IUP. The courses enable teachers to gain leadership development skills in an area of need that aligns with specific leadership responsibilities in and out of the classroom. 

    IUP Graduate Courses

    • EDUC 590.501 CRN 30931 - Educational Leadership in Action (3 credits)
      Suggested for Leader B & C; Leader B & C; Right To Win: Professional Issues Tracks 1 & 2
    • EDUC 591.502 CRN 30930 - Educational Leadership for Today's Issues (3 credits)
      Suggested for Bargaining Behavior II; Grievance I
    • FDED 581.501 CRN 30933 - Effective Educational Leadership in Action (3 credits)
      Suggested for Leader A; Bargaining Emerging Issues; Grievance II; Communications Advocacy
    • EDUC 581.501 CRN 30932 - Educational Leadership in Public Schools (3 credits)
      Suggested for Bargaining Behavior I; Government Relations 101, 201; Interactive Technology

    View course descriptions below.

    LDC Member and IUP professor Mark Twiest (mgtwiest@iup.edu) and IUP professor Meghan Twiest (mmtwiest@iup.edu) meet with participants of the IUP credit option on a regular basis.

    There are two options for course completion:

    Option 1: Complete IUP course requirements during your week at the Leadership Conference, including:

    1. Daily journal reports: Prepare a two-page daily journal report reflecting on all sessions attended. The report should include a description and analysis of the activities and content presented in each of the daily sessions, including evening electives.
    2. Action plan paper * (due at the end of the week)

    Option 2: Seminar
    Course instructor Mark Twiest will meet with groups of teachers regionally across the state the week after the Gettysburg conference ends.

    1. Action plan paper *
    2. Presentation: Prepare a 15- to 30-minute presentation about your experience at the Leadership Conference and the contents of your paper. This presentation should allow time for questions and discussion with your peers. Papers will be collected at this meeting.

    * Action plan paper: Prepare an action plan outlining your plans for the information collected during the Leadership Conference sessions as it relates to you personally and professionally. This information should be applied within the context of your own professional educational setting and outline how you intend to utilize the information learned in your sessions. The paper should be completed in a scholarly manner, and be of sufficient length (typically seven to 12 pages) in order to treat the assignment in a comprehensive fashion while following APA guidelines.

    For further information about courses and requirements, contact Mark Twiest at mgtwiest@iup.edu.

    Applying for IUP Graduate Credit

    (Participants must first register with PSEA for the Leadership Conference)

    First-Time Participants:

    • Submit an online application and $50 application fee to the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research. Items to note as you complete the online application (which must be completed in full):
      • As a first-time applicant, create your IUP Admissions Profile.
      • Select Graduate as your Application Type.
      • Select Summer 2019 as your entry term.
      • Select Level 2 Certification as your Planned Course of Study, and Gettysburg College as your Program Location.
    • Upload a copy of your Level I Teaching Certificate in the Supplemental Items tab on your Admissions Profile.
    • Submit your $50 application fee on our secure online marketplace.
    • Complete and admitted applicants will be sent course registration instructions. Students must register online for their IUP graduate course.

    Previous Participants (within the past five years):

    • Register online for your course by logging in to the secure area of MyIUP. For assistance with username or passwords, call 724-357-2222 or email graduate-admissions@iup.edu.

    All participants—new and continuing—must register online for their IUP course.

    Tuition and Fees

    Students taking IUP credit are required to pay tuition, the Technology Fee, the Student Service Fee, and the $50 application fee. View graduate tuition and fee information.

    Course Descriptions

    EDUC 590.501 – CRN 30931 - Educational Leadership in Action (3 credits)

    This course is designed to affect change in leadership characteristics and introduce viable alternatives to traditional leadership techniques. The course will also examine aspects of leadership including the mechanics of leadership and will provide exposure to team building skills that can be used to effectively promote education programs. A balance of theory grounded in authentic situations will provide participants with those experiences necessary to maintain and promote effective education programs.

    EDUC 591.502 – CRN 30930 - Educational Leadership for Today's Issues (3 credits)

    This course will trace the history of educational leadership and the foundational principles that leaders use today. The societal influence on education and educational leaders cannot be understated.  The resulting effect on the application of the principles of effective educational leadership ranges across the continuum, from small to significant. This course will provide both theory and practical application of these examples in the context of public education today.

    FDED 581.501 – CRN 30933 - Effective Educational Leadership in Action (3 credits)

    This course is designed to provide educational leaders with the tools they need to address issues in Pennsylvania. Topics include qualities of effective leaders, communication styles, state standards, high stakes testing, program development and implementation, team building techniques and leadership skills in the classroom as well as in collective bargaining issues.

    EDUC 581.501 – CRN 30932 - Educational Leadership in Public Schools (3 credits)

    This course is designed to introduce participants with the founding principles of leadership while exploring viable alternatives to traditional techniques. The program will include the mechanics of leadership and will provide exposure to team building skills that can be used both in and out of the classroom. A range of shared activities is blended with theory to provide participants with those experiences necessary to promote effective education programs.