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Penn State offers teaching professionals highly flexible online programs that are designed so you can customize your education plan to meet your professional development goals. Whether you're fulfilling professional development for Pennsylvania Act 48 requirements, earning a certificate, or working toward a master's degree, Penn State World Campus allows you to study at times and locations that suit your busy schedule.

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Graduate Degrees

Curriculum and Instruction (Master of Education)
Advance your knowledge of curriculum, teaching, learning, teacher education, and educational supervision with this M.Ed. This flexible degree program allows you to choose your area of emphasis, preparing you to succeed in an increasingly diverse educational landscape.
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Educational Leadership (Master of Education)
Broaden your leadership potential as a teacher or administrator and meet your professional development goals with one of the three educational leadership options offered in this online master's degree program.
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Higher Education (Master of Education)
Gain the practical skills you need for a successful career in postsecondary education. This online degree program is part of a higher education curriculum at Penn State that has been training professionals in the industry for more than 50 years.
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Learning, Design, and Technology (Master of Education)
Learn to evaluate the impact of technology on learning while you expand your skills in instructional design and instructional technology. This online master's degree program explores best practices in the field of learning design using practical, real-life examples.
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Lifelong Learning and Adult Education (Master of Education)
Develop the skills needed to serve adult learners as a teacher, trainer, or leader. This online master's program can prepare you with practical methods to effectively engage and lead in adult education.
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Special Education (Master of Education)
Learn to support students with special needs. This online degree program focuses on current issues and topics in the field of special education and gives you the opportunity to choose an emphasis in academic and behavioral supports, applied behavior analysis, or autism.
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Graduate Certificates

Applied Behavior Analysis (Graduate Certificate)
Learn to create a purposeful environment that helps children with special needs succeed. This online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) certificate program is designed to help you prepare for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) exam.
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Children's Literature (Graduate Certificate)
Explore classic works of children’s literature and the best works by modern-day authors as you learn about imagination and its role in the lives of children. Offered through Penn State’s College of Education, this program is Act 48–approved and may count toward professional development hours.
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Distance Education (Postbaccalaureate Certificate)
Meet the rising demand for distance education professionals. The program was designed by the founding director of the American Center for the Study of Distance Education, and it focuses on adult education principles, distance learning course design, and research and evaluation in distance education.
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Educating Individuals with Autism (Postbaccalaureate Certificate)
Learn to assess individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and develop strategies to enhance social, behavioral, communication, and academic gains. As the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise, so does the demand for skilled professionals with expertise in this field.
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Educational Technology Integration (Postbaccalaureate Certificate)
Learn how to utilize instructional technology in your curriculum to positively impact the learning outcomes of your students with the course work offered through this online educational technology certificate program.
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E-Learning Design (Postbaccalaureate Certificate)
Learn to use course design and innovative technology to create and deliver impactful online teaching and learning experiences. This 12-credit e-learning design certificate program takes a project-based approach to instructional design.
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Institutional Research (Graduate Certificate)
Develop the research and analysis skills needed to support institutional planning and policy formation. The curriculum includes topics such as research design, assessment, and evaluation, and the integration of strategic planning with institutional finance.
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Principalship (Graduate Certificate)
Earn the certification needed for educational administration and principal positions in Pennsylvania. This 18-credit online program meets the current requirements established by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council.
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Special Education Supervisory Program for PDE Certification (Graduate Certificate)
Prepare to meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements for certification as a supervisor of special education. This program is intended for Pennsylvania special education professionals who wish to advance their career and work closely with school administration.
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Teaching and Learning Online in K–12 Settings (Postbaccalaureate Certificate)
Learn to create and teach online classes that engage K–12 elementary and secondary students. This program can help you develop a working knowledge of the terminology, technology, and methods that drive institutional decisions about online course design and delivery.
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Teacher Leadership (Graduate Certificate)
Develop the professional knowledge, skills, and competencies required of candidates for Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Leaders Endorsement. Continue teaching in the classroom while you pursue additional roles such as lead teacher, mentor teacher, or department head.
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