Continuing Professional Development Education

Educators seeking to maintain an active public school certification status and meet the requirements of Act 48 of 1999 will find that Misericordia University’s Professional Development Program provides challenging, rigorous courses offered in a flexible format.

Each professional development course is 3 credits, equivalent to 90 continuing education hours, but cannot be transferred toward a master’s degree.


  • Courses taught by experienced education professionals currently employed as public school educators
  • Affordable tuition—just $285 per credit, or $855 per course
  • Flexible formats including predominantly online and online/on-campus hybrid courses
  • Option to enroll in our Tuition Deferment Plan, allowing you to pay for a course within 30 days of completion


View our Spring and Summer 2019 Professional Development course offerings and descriptions.


If you would like to register for Professional Development courses at Misericordia University, please download and complete the Professional Development Registration Form and submit via email to Karen Cefalo at or by fax to (570) 675-2441, Attn: Karen Cefalo, Admissions.

In order to receive ACT 48 credits, please download and complete this ACT 48 Credit Reporting Form and submit via email to Betty Ann Duffy,, or by fax to 570-674-3052.


For questions about any of Misericordia University’s Professional Development courses, please contact Karen Cefalo, Assistant Director of Admissions, at or (570) 674-8094.

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