• About Pennsylvania's IUs

    Pennsylvania’s intermediate units (IUs) are education service agencies that were created by an act of the state legislature (Act 102 of 1970), and became operational on July 1, 1971.

    In general, IUs coordinate and perform instructional, assessment, instructional enhancement and development, professional development, technical and administrative functions. The Public School Code specifically authorizes IUs to adopt programs and services under seven general categories:

    • Curriculum development and instructional improvement services
    • Educational planning services
    • Instructional materials services
    • Continuing professional education services
    • Pupil personnel services
    • State and federal agency liaison services
    • Management services


    Below is a listing of the other 28 IUs across the state.