Programs for Educators
The Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda, offers a variety of graduate non-degree courses designed to meet the continuing education goals of teachers. Courses are selected on the basis of their relevance to professional development requirements established by area school districts. Penn State is an approved Act-48 provider. View the Act 48 reporting instructions.
Courses are scheduled evenings and week-ends at a variety of locations in the Bradford County region during the school year, and in condensed daytime formats during the summer months.
Courses are offered in the following areas:
- Educational Technology Integration
- Providing Services to Youth at Risk
- English as a Second Language for Teachers
- Curriculum and Instruction
To view our current offerings, click on Grad Courses in Education in the column to the right. For more information on graduate education courses at the Northern Tier Center, contact John Swayze at (570) 268-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Technology Integration Certificate
The purpose of the Educational Technology Integration Certificate for K-12 Educators is to prepare classroom teachers to use technology effectively and efficiently in their classrooms. The program is designed to enable teachers to:
- Develop skills and competencies in the integration of technology into teaching, learning, and curricula;
- Develop further expertise in teaching and learning through the use of technology as thinking tools;
- Identify and solve everyday teaching and learning problems through applications of technology;
- Develop skills and knowledge needed to direct the use of video and hypermedia in the classroom.
Program requirements include a total 15 Penn State graduate credits.
Providing Services to Youth at Risk Certificate
Gain skills to better serve vulnerable youth as you fulfill requirements to maintain your professional credentials. Penn State’s new certificate program, Providing Services to Youth at Risk, provides a solid base for working with children, adolescents and their families, and school support circles who are dealing with critical issues such as family problems, addiction, depression, sexuality issues, and suicide. Program highlights:
- Gain up-to-date research and techniques;
- Build your professional network of colleagues;
- Earn a certificate from a university respected in the field;
- Sign up for individual courses or complete all 15 credits to earn the certificate.
English as a Second Language for Teachers Certificate
Satisfy state certification requirements, then apply the credits you’ve earned toward an advanced degree. Penn State’s five-course, 15-credit program was designed to help you meet the state’s certification requirements for ESL teachers. And you can also apply these earned credits toward Penn State’s master’s degree in teaching English as a second language. By completing this program, you’ll enhance your teaching credentials as you help ESL students to improve their English language skills.
- Financial Accounting Certificate Program
- Professional Sales Certificate Program
- Information Sciences & Technology Certificate Program
- SAT Preparation Course
- WISE Youth Program
- Summer Youth Camp
- Summer Reading Program
- Graduate Courses in Education
- One-to-One Computer Training
- School Nurse
- Operational Leader Program
- Continuing Education
- Programs for Adults