Cohort General Information

Students invested in this program will work alongside nationally accredited faculty in their areas of expertise and within a cohort program with students from various disciplinary backgrounds and similar educational goals.

The Curriculum and Instruction program at IUP enables students to pursue their degree full-time or part-time from their choice of campuses: Main campus, the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, or IUP Pittsburgh East. Cohorts at each campus are staggered every other year. The next cohort programs begin at IUP Pittsburgh East in fall 2021 and main campus in fall 2020. See the comparison of the main campus hyflex and online programs for similarities and differences in schedules and course delivery.

Main Campus

  • New students are admitted to main campus cohort during even-numbered years (e.g., 2022, 2024, 2026).
  • Offers domestic students and international students participating from their country the option of joining via Zoom from home.
  • Required courses meet from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for five Saturdays with the option to Zoom from home.
  • Students may enroll prior to the start of the fall cohort and complete six credits of electives.
  • Students have the option of earning the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in conjunction with their studies.
  • International students on a visa studying in the US can be considered for admission to main campus.

IUP at Harrisburg and Pittsburgh

  • New students are admitted to the online program during odd-numbered years (e.g., 2021, 2023, 2025).
  • The same faculty and courses as main campus.
  • Required courses meet from 8:00 a.m. to noon for three Saturdays in addition to asynchronous online instruction.
  • Students may enroll prior to the start of the of the cohort and complete six credits of electives.
  • Students have the option of earning the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in conjunction with their studies.