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.

Out of State Certification Requirements

Information regarding the process and requirements to teach in a state other than Pennsylvania after graduation.

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.