Professional Development


Earn continuing education credits and become a more valuable employee through Edinboro University's professional development courses.

Social Work Professional Development

Edinboro University’s Social Work programs are fully accredited by CSWE. We are a pre-approved Provider of Social Work Continuing Education by the Pa. State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors.


Online Short Courses (Ed2Go)

Ed2Go offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. All of these courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors.



Online Professional Courses With Certifications (Ed2Go)

Ed2Go programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.


Contract Training

Corporations, government agencies, health care organizations and nonprofit groups benefit from contracted training solutions offered by Edinboro University’s Department of Continuing Education. This customized training leverages University-wide talent and expertise to meet the specific workforce needs of Erie County and the wider region. It provides a flexible, tailored way to enhance workers’ skills and support their success.

Individual educational programs include leadership development, business skills, communication, conflict resolution, stress management and a variety of other options. Each program encompasses a commitment to academic rigor, flexible formats and a focus on learning within the context of the organization.

EU works with employers and organizations in the community to provide high-quality, affordable training that is custom-designed to fit their needs, schedules and choice of location. Classes can be offered in the workplace, online or at additional locations in the community.

Additional Information

Businesses interested in discussing their job-training needs and exploring options for custom-designed educational programs should contact Beth Zewe at 814-732-1420 or


Leadership University

Leadership University provides a series of six, eight-hour classes on supervisory leadership skills for managers for a total of 48 hours of training. The schedule and format are determined based on the needs of the individual company or organization. Participants who successfully complete all six classes will receive a supervisory leadership certificate from Edinboro University.

The coursework in the program is designed to provide business professionals with the necessary skills for effective supervisory leadership. Courses are taught by university faculty or professional instructors with strong academic or professional backgrounds in communication and management, as well as professional and consulting experience. The courses offer practical content for professionals using a variety of active learning approaches including case study analysis, role-playing, and simulations among other techniques. All courses offer a high degree of interactivity to engage adult professional learners.

All courses can be located at Edinboro University main campus in Edinboro, The Porreco College of Edinboro University in Erie or on-site at your location. To schedule this program or for inquiries, contact Beth Zewe at 814-732-1420 or For more information, view the Leadership University flyer.


Corporate Partnerships

Penelec/First Energy Partnership

The Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has developed a partnership with Porreco College to offer its award-winning educational program designed to train the next generation of utility line workers.

The Power System Institute is a two-year program that combines hands-on utility skills taught at a Penelec training facility in Erie with technical coursework at Porreco College. Program graduates will earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with a concentration in electric utility technology. The second cohort began in fall 2016, the third cohort in fall 2017, the fourth cohort in fall 2018, and the fifth cohort is planned for fall 2019.

Admission to the Power System Institute is managed by FirstEnergy.

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North Coast Flight School Partnership

The AAS in Aeronautical Science Program was developed in close consultation with FAA certified North Coast Flight School, located at the Erie International Airport, which provides the ground and flight school training for the program. Ground and flight training have additional associated costs. Alternatively, this training may be satisfied by possession of a current license or certification at the appropriate level.

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Contact Us

Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Reeder Hall, 3rd Floor

219 Meadville St.
Edinboro, PA 16444

Beth Zewe
Executive Director of Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Phone: 814-732-1420
Fax: 814-732-2153

Jordan McMillan
Administrative Support
Phone: 814-732-1250