Educators in Pennsylvania with a level I or II certification are required to pursue professional development to maintain their active certification status. 

Educators must earn six credits of collegiate study, 180 hours of continuing professional education programs, activities, or learning experiences through a PDE-approved provider, or any combination thereof every five years. 

Lebanon Valley College is a PDE-approved provider and offers credit and non-credit bearing opportunities for educators seeking to meet this requirement.

Credit-Bearing Professional Development for Educators

All graduate-level Education courses fulfill ACT 48 continuing education credit. Graduate courses are offered online in seven-week accelerated terms throughout the year. Select in-person course options are available in the summer.

Educators can complete credit-bearing graduate courses as visiting students or by enrolling in a graduate-level certificate or degree program.

Professional Development and Visiting Students

Non-degree seeking students may register for any of the graduate education courses below using our online professional development application.

Registration will remain open until the day before each class begins. To add or drop a course after that date, please complete the change of registration form and submit it to vanzant@lvc.edu. Textbook information is available through the college store's website.

Sphero Classroom Connections: Boost STEM Instruction with Coding & Robotics—June 13–17, 2022

(1 credit; 20 CEUs)

PreK-12 educators will be immersed in an introductory primer on Sphero robots and their many applications to the modern classroom. They will learn coding basics, explore premade lessons, discover the benefits of play-based learning and hands-on problem solving, research program funding options and design their own lesson for classroom implementation. 

Hybrid Workshop Schedule:

June 13–14
8–11 a.m.  |  In-person meetings at Lebanon Valley College
Afternoons  |  Independent Work Sessions

June 15–16
Independent Work Sessions

June 17
8–11 a.m.  |  In-Person session at Lebanon Valley College

Cost: $689

Note: Students will need to provide their own Macbook, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (iOS 12 or newer); Android device; or Laptop. 

Makerspaces and Design Thinking—June 20–24 & June 27–July 1, 2022

(3 credits)

This course is designed to provide K-12 educators with the training needed to incorporate Makerspaces and Design Thinking into their own curriculum. Participants have the opportunity to learn various Makerspace technologies through multiple hands-on experiences and applications. This course meets an elective requirement. 

Hybrid Course Schedule:

June 20–24
9 a.m.–4 p.m.  |  In-person meetings at Lebanon Valley College
Afternoons  |  Independent Work Sessions

June 27–July 1
Hybrid 

Cost: $689 per credit

Wildlife & Natural Resources in the Classroom—June 28–July 1, 2022

(1 credit; 15 CEUs)

This course is an outdoor experience meeting June 27-28 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. The focus will be on forest, wetlands, and field/meadow ecosystems. Emphasis will be placed on the biological aspects of the ecosystems and other natural resources. The course will address how Pennsylvania is sustaining our natural resources.

Hybrid Workshop Schedule:

June 28–29
9 a.m.–4 p.m. | Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Stevens, PA

June 30–July 1
Independent Work Sessions

Cost: $689 

Introduction to Designing Online Environments (online)—July 5–Aug. 22, 2022

(3 credits)

This project-based course will introduce participants to various aspects of online learning environments with a focus on asynchronous learning. Learners will investigate standards, instructional best practices, and online design techniques to build an environment that creates a sense of community and encourages collaboration and engagement. The course will include a focus on how to differentiate instruction to meet all learners' needs in an asynchronous manner of delivery. 

Online Course Schedule: July 5–Aug. 22, 2022

Cost: $689 per credit

Contemporary Musicianship Pedagogies (online)—July 5–Aug. 22, 2022

(3 credits)

This course is designed to aid music educators in preparing, implementing, and effectively running music theory and ear training programs. In addition to creating the overall structure for these courses, emphasis will be placed on theory and ear training pedagogy, with particular emphasis on assembling resources and creating activities geared for meaningful learning outcomes.

Online Course Schedule: July 5–Aug. 22, 2022

Cost: $689 per credit

Exploration of STEM in the Workplace: Sustainable Agriculture—July 11–15, 2022

(1 credit; 15 CEUS)

The emphasis of the STEM tours course will be agriculture and the environment. The tour will include visiting various sites on working farms. We are planning to visit a regenerative organic research farm and a conventional farm. These farms will demonstrate using BMPs (Best Management Practices) that are grounded in sustainability. The course will address what methods can be incorporated into agriculture that have a positive impact on our environment.

Hybrid Workshop Schedule:

July 11–12
9 a.m.–4 p.m. | Travel required within Lancaster and Berks counties

July 13–15
Independent Work Sessions

Cost: $689 

Non-Credit Professional Development

There are no scheduled non-credit-bearing opportunities at this time. Please check back regularly to view new opportunities.

If you are interested in being notified of future non-credit-bearing professional development opportunities, please complete our Professional Development Inquiry form.