Mercyhurst University

Professional Development Courses for Educators with PLS 3rd Learning

Mercyhurst University partners with PLS 3rd Learning to provide graduate-level education courses online and on campus, offering educators a convenient opportunity to complete courses for professional development or license renewal.

Whether you’re looking to fulfill Pennsylvania ACT 48 requirements, improve your skills as an educator or earn the credentials needed to advance your career, professional development courses from Mercyhurst and PLS 3rd Learning can help you achieve your goals. Through the PLS 3rd Learning courses, Mercyhurst offers instruction in integrated educational theory, research-based best practices and meaningful applications, providing measurable, transformational results for educators and the students. Each course offers three credit hours at the graduate level, and is conveniently located on campus or online. Course instructors are experienced classroom teachers and provide real-life applications for your classroom.


Credits from certain PLS 3rd Learning courses may count toward Mercyhurst’s Secondary Education master’s program or Special Education master’s program.


For more information and to view upcoming classes, please click here. (redirect to Mercyhurst PLS profile page,


Questions? Please contact Angela Dunham-McNamara at 610-289-2760 or