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IUP offers degrees leading to Teacher Certification in more than 30 areas. Explore the areas you are interested in viewing.

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Pearson offers PAPA Prep for IUP Teacher Candidates

The Office of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Educational Technology is happy to offer free access codes to the Pearson PAPA Prep course. If you are interested to utilizing this tool to prepare for the PAPA test requirement, stop by 104 Stouffer Hall and request your access code. The Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) exams are required of all teacher education candidates for admission to Step I in the IUP Three-Step Process.

Information about the new Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment exams for all candidates can be found on the Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests website.

Contact the IUP University Testing Center for more information at 724-357-4994.

IUP offers Math Tutoring for PAPA Prep for IUP Teacher Candidates

IUP teacher candidates in need of math tutoring for the PAPA math exam can obtain help from the Department of Mathematics in the CLEM Room, Stright 302. Click here for days and times.

Spring 2016 Student Teaching

The last date for IUP teacher candidates to have their Praxis and PECT score into the Teacher Education Office is January 5, 2016. There will be no exceptions. For more information about testing, go to All about State Testing Requirements.

NCATE: The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preparation


Meet Elementary Education student James Clark in this video interview.

IUP’s teacher education programs are accredited by NCATE. 
All about State Testing Requirements
Everything you need to know about taking the state testing requirements.
Cooperating Teachers
Useful information for cooperating teachers
Current IUP Students
Studying at IUP to be a teacher? This section is for you.
Faculty and Advisors
All Teacher Education programs are guided by the Three Step Process. Here is some important information.
Forms and Documents
Useful forms for IUP students, faculty, advisors, and cooperating teachers
Programs of Study
IUP offers degrees leading to teacher certification in more than thirty areas.
  • Office of Teacher Education
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 104
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2485
  • Fax: 724-357-3294
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.