Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Information & Opportunities

This program provides educators with undergraduate and graduate-level courses for continuing professional education (CPE) credit. The Chester County Continuing Professional Education Council reviews and recommends course proposals to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for accreditation. CPE course credits may be applied toward Act 48 requirements or Instructional II certification.

Please use the following links to see all current Act 48 and CPE programs.Penn*Link  ACT 45 & ACT 48 Moratorium Update
 

CPE graduate credit versus College graduate credit:

CPE Graduate Credit:
Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to offer graduate level courses for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit only. The CCIU cannot offer college graduate credit because it is not a university.
College Graduate Credit:
Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to offer graduate level courses for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit only. The CCIU cannot offer college graduate credit because it is not a university.

Courses offered for both CPE graduate and college graduate credit do not require separate work to receive college credit; you are charged a higher fee for the sponsorship of Immaculata University to back your credit. You will receive a letter grade and ACT 48 credit regardless of which option you select. We recommend that teachers confer with their Human Resource Department to determine if their district requires one type of credit over the other.
 
Updated: DSH 3/15/12