For Current IUP Students

  • Welcome to Educator Preparation at IUP! Teaching is a rewarding profession, and we look forward to supporting you on your journey to becoming a professional educator. You are probably wondering, “Where do I start?” Let us guide you through the steps…

    First, please familiarize yourself with the Three-Step Process. The Three-Step Process is the approved process for all students who are pursuing degrees leading to teacher certification. This process addresses the following:

    1. Applying to the Educator Preparation Program at IUP 
    2. Proceeding to student teaching
    3. Being recommended for certification following graduation

    Each of the three steps has unique requirements. Your academic advisor and program coordinator can assist you with questions, and the Educator Preparation office personnel are always glad to assist you.

    Students are ultimately responsible for gathering and presenting the required documentation at each step of the Three-Step Process.

  • Forms and Documents
    Contains forms and documentation from the Office of Teacher Education.
    Answers to frequently asked questions about the Three-Step Process.
    Three-Step Process
    Everything you need to know about IUP’s Three-Step Process for Teacher Education
    Educator Preparation Program Coordinators
    List of program coordinator contact information
    All about State Testing Requirements
    Everything you need to know about taking the state testing requirements.