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Professional Certification Coordinating Council

The Professional Certification Coordinating Council (PCCC) consists of representatives from the various Penn State units that offer academic programs which prepare school peronnel.  PCCC activities build on those of its predecessor committees and aim to ensure broad faculty involvement in the governance of these programs at Penn State.

PCCC's central purposes are to facilitate communication among all faculty and staff involved with the professional education programs at all Penn State locations and to advise the University Certification Officer, i.e., the Dean of the College of Education, regarding these programs.

The Council is responsible for:

  1.  Monitoring state and national developments within professional education and their probable impact on programs within the University;
  2. Recommending program changes within the College of Education and the University;
  3. Assessing the advisability of mounting new and experimental programs;
  4. Specifying and implementing indicators of program effectiveness, including outcome assessment procedures;
  5. Encouraging cross- and interdisciplinary involvement in the programs that prepare teachers and other professional school personnel;
  6. Ensuring articulation of external program accreditation and approval processes; and
  7. Advising and consulting with the University Certification Officer.

Committee Membership