Cooperative Education Teacher Coordinator Certification

  • The Cooperative Education Certification Program prepares individuals with the skills needed to function as a Cooperative Education teacher coordinator. Co-op coordinators are responsible for planning, organizing, and administering work experience programs for high school students, which correlate the theoretical learning activities of the classroom with practical learning experiences on the job.

    The Cooperative Education Certification Program addresses the following categories:

    • Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation
    • School-Community Relations
    • Career and Technical Guidance / Student Organizations
    • Serving Students with Special Needs
    • Coordination of Cooperative Education

    Admission to the Program

    Candidates applying for admission must hold a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II certificate.

    To request an application packet, call 724-357-4434 or e-mail

    Program Requirements

    To earn a Pennsylvania teaching credential in Cooperative Education, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

    • Complete 15 credits of Cooperative Education coursework
    • Successfully complete the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Cooperative Education Assessment