Extended and Lifelong Learning

Are you interested in a new career or upskilling in your current role? Curious about college, but not sure if a degree is right for you? Partner with Kutztown University as you embark on an educational journey that meets you where you are and advances your career to the next level.


Increase your marketability for in-demand careers with a certificate. Learn from excellent faculty and build skills quickly. Designed to be completed in about a year, certificates can often be transferred into or added onto a degree program.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Build on your bachelor's degree to complete the coursework for the Instructional I Certificate in Pennsylvania. Work with outstanding faculty to personalize your education and perhaps pair your post-baccalaureate teacher certification with a master's degree too.

Intern Teacher Certification

Are you currently employed through emergency teaching certificate? Work in partnership with your school administration and Kutztown faculty to accelerate your pathway to the Instructional I Certificate in Pennsylvania.

Accelerated degree pathways

Four years can feel like a long time. Shorten your timeline to earn a degree by taking summer and winter courses, earning credits for prior learning, or pursuing a completion program. Check out the options below and reach out to an academic advisor to learn more.

  • Undergraduate Degree Completion

    Have you been working full-time and already completed already some college credits? You can enroll in a degree program as a transfer student or contact us about a flexible degree completion option.

    General Business

    General Studies/Professional Studies

  • Credit for Prior Learning

    Did you know that you could earn potentially earn college credit by completing an exam or having a military service transcript evaluated? Learn more about the potential to earn course credits  through a demonstration of prior learning.

    Advanced Placement Exam

    Challenge Exam



    Language Placement Exam

    Military training/experience evaluation

PK-12 Educator Certifications and Endorsements

Expand your skills as an educator or school administrator by completing coursework for Pennsylvania Department of Education certifications and endorsements. Check with your school district about promotion or career advancement opportunities for program completers.

  • Educator Certifications

    Instructional Technologist Certification

    Library Science Certification

    Principal Certification

    Reading Specialist Certification

    Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction

    Visual Impairment Certification

  • Educator Endorsements

    Autism Endorsement

    English as a Second Language Endorsement

    Instructional Coaching Endorsement

    STEM Endorsement

Online Degrees

Are you seeking time flexibility while completing a degree? Check out programs tailored for the schedule of the working professional.

  • Online and Hybrid Degrees


    Communication Studies



    Arts Administration

    Art Education

    Communication Design

    Instructional Technology

    Library Science (requires a site-based internship)

    Multicultural Education

    Music Education

    Reading Specialist

    Secondary Education

Small Business Development Center

Are you looking to start or grow your small business? The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kutztown University is an accredited affiliate of the National Network of Small Business Development Centers. It provides no-cost confidential consulting and low-cost training to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs in Berks county. 

State and Federal Approved Trade Programs

Kutztown University has multiple trade programs approved for funding assistance through the U.S. Department of Labor and/or PA CareerLink.