Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out about professional development programs offered by Carnegie Mellon?
The Gelfand Center provides information about programs that are provided by several academic departments and offices at Carnegie Mellon. Please see the Professional Development Programs link or the Outreach Activities Calendar to learn about upcoming programs.
Will I earn Carnegie Mellon credit for participating in professional development programs?
Our programs are typically not credit-bearing. Educators who hold Pennsylvania certification can earn Act 48 hours for full participation in programs. Educators from other states can obtain a certification of participation that they can submit to the administrators in their school districts.
Is there a cost to attend professional development programs?
Each program is operated separately by the sponsoring department. Many of our educational programs are supported by grants from foundations, companies or national organizations and are provided at no cost to educators.
Can I bring my students to Carnegie Mellon for a field trip?
K-12 populations are frequent visitors to the Carnegie Mellon campus; however, it is necessary to request assistance in planning these events well in advance of your planned visit. Individual departments or centers may be able to accommodate requests for tours or educational programs but safety is always a concern and it is not always possible to fulfill each request that is received.
Can Carnegie Mellon provide presenters for our career fair?
We received many requests to have speakers come to schools for career fairs and other events. Please make requests well in advance and we can work to identify people who are available for your program; however, on-campus commitments and schedules of our faculty and graduate students may make it difficult to provide speakers when needed.