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Penn State Lehigh Valley Continuing Education programs help working professionals and adult students meet their educational goals. Count on Continuing Education as your resource for information on both credit and non-credit programs.

Professional Development Programs

PayTrain® Fundamentals

Paytrain College and University®

PayTrain® Fundamentals is a 24-hour instructor led course presenting the fundamental payroll calculations and applications necessary for individuals who are new to the payroll industry, those who support the payroll industry, and those who are preparing for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification examination. This course gives you the core knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties.

PayTrain® Fundamentals is a prerequisite to PayTrain® Mastery which will begin Saturday, February 20. Students will complete PayTrain® Mastery in time for the CPP Certification Exam.

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Project Management Certificate Program

Project Management today is a critical, in-demand skill set. Being a successful project manager requires a combination of process skills and human interaction skills. This certificate will provide you with a strong foundation in both the knowledge and interpersonal aspects of being an effective project manager. 

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SHRM Learning System®

Penn State Lehigh Valley is proud to partner with the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) to deliver the new, competency based SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™). 

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Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy

(15 graduate level credits) - The Specialist Certificate is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of teaching literacy. The program will contain twelve core credits plus a 3-credit elective concentration for a 15-credit certificate.

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Conferences, Lecture Series, and Institutes

Best Practices Conference

The Best Practices Conference is a dynamic forum for area educators to learn about research and strategies for implementing writing-to-learn strategies in their classrooms. Each year, conference participants engage in interactive workshops showcasing classroom inquiry projects conducted by our Invitational Summer Institute participants. Upon completion of our 4-week summer writing institute, participants propose and conduct action research projects in their various classrooms, write inquiry narratives, and present their findings at each year's conference.

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Diverse Literacies Conference

This conference focuses on significant, current educational issues such as the diverse literacies students bring into our classrooms, the diverse literacy competencies necessitated by and developed through modern living, and the need to effectively reach all our students, the conference is attended by interested educators of various grade levels and student populations.

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The Lehigh Valley Writing Project

The Lehigh Valley Writing Project a member site of the National Writing Project. The NWP is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities and serving educators across disciplines and at all levels, early childhood through university. We provide professional development, develop resources, generate research, and act on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities. 

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Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment Program (SAGE)

SAGE offers an opportunity to enrich one’s life through learning in a relaxed and accepting environment. We cover a wide range of subjects in our college level lectures. 

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Penn State Lehigh Valley
Continuing Education and

2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034-8447

Phone: 610-285-5000
Fax: 610-285-5256


The Penn State Center @ Overlook Park

445 Hanover Avenue
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: 610-841-5330
Fax: 610-841-3310