Certificate Programs and Certifications

  • Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Graduate students holding Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) certification can complete 12 credits of coursework in order to receive a Certificate related to working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
    Counseling License Only Option
    The License Only Option is designed for individuals who need additional credits to meet state standards for counseling licensure.
    English as a Second Language Specialist Certificate
    The English as a Second Language (ESL) Specialist Program certificate is a graduate certificate which recognizes students have taken courses ESL pedagogy, theory, materials development, and assessment. 
    Geography: Geographic Information Science and Geospatial Techniques Certificate
    The Department of Geography and Regional Planning offers a program of study leading to a Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Geospatial Techniques.
    Principal Certification Program
    This program is designed for experienced educators who aspire to obtain administrative positions as elementary or secondary school principals.
    Reading Specialist Certification (non-degree seeking)
    The Certification Program is a 27 credit program that meets all of the requirements for a certification as a reading specialist by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for individuals who are non-degree seeking
    School Counseling Certification Only
    Enrich your master's degree with school counseling certification. 
    Certificate in School Psychology
    The Certificate in School Psychology (33 credits) is designed to provide the student with specific clinical skills necessary to function as a school psychologist.
    Special Education Certification Only at the Graduate Level
    The Special Education Certificate is an 18-credit program offered by the Special Education program in the Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services.
    Supervisor of Pupil Services
    Students in the doctoral program may take additional course work and field experiences toward certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a supervisor of pupil services.
    TESOL Graduate Certificate
    The TESOL Graduate Certificate is an 18 credit program offered through the English department. It aims at preparing teachers who wish to teach English abroad. 
    Certificate: Simulation and Technology
    The Simulation and Technology Certificate will present an avenue to prepare nurses and faculty for roles in clinical practice and education.
    Dietetic Internship
    The Dietetic Internship is an accredited supervised practice program for 12 eligible students that are selected in April from applicants that apply in February of each year. Eligible students must have a Bachelor's degree, a verification statement from an accredited undergraduate Dietetics Program, and be accepted to the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research.
    English 7-12 Certificate
     ThePost-baccalaureateEnglish 7-12Certificateis a24-creditteachingcertification program for English majors or equivalent majors who did not earn teacher certification as undergraduates and/or who may be enrolled in a Master’s in English program and wish to add Pennsylvania state certification for secondary English.