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Bigger and Better in Monroeville


Ten years ago, when IUP established a center in a building adjacent to Monroeville Mall, IUP classes had already been conducted in several Pittsburgh area settings for nearly two decades.

Now, IUP at Monroeville has yet another new home: Penn Center East on Penn Center Boulevard, just off Business Route 22.

On the ninth floor of Building 4, nine different graduate programs with enrollments of  more than three hundred students are accommodated in nearly 12,000 square feet. (This contrasts with just over 7,500 square feet in the location near the mall.) The graduate programs are designed for working professionals. Students take evening or Saturday courses in order to earn graduate degrees without career interruption.

Earlier venues for IUP classes included the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning, Oakmont Middle School, West Penn Hospital, Union Trust Building on Grant Street downtown, International Computing Machines school (for one semester), and the Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus. Even after moving to Mall Circle Drive, IUP programming eventually expanded into an additional floor of that building.

The new location allows for a computer lab with thirty computers for teaching purposes, a learning resource room, a kitchen, eight private faculty workstations, offices, and rooms equipped with two-way mirrors for training Counseling students.

Graduate programs currently offered at Monroeville include the following: M.A. in Adult and Community Education, M.Ed. in School Counseling with Certification, M.Ed. in Education, M.A. in Community Counseling, and M.A. in Criminology.

Also, M.S. in Nursing (Education Track and Administration Track), D.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. in Elementary Education with Certification, and M.B.A., Executive Track. Information about these programs is available by calling 1-800-845-0131 or by sending e-mail to grad-ocp@iup.edu.