Contact Info

          School of Education
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2724

          Dr. Erinn Lake
          Interim Dean: School of Education
          Executive Director:
          School of Graduate Studies and Research
          Office: 145 Butterfield Hall
          Phone: (814) 732-2724
          Email: lakee@edinboro.edu

          Act 48 Information



          Continuing Professional Education is important in Pennsylvania. Act 48 of 1999 requires all Pennsylvania educators holding Pennsylvania public school certification...to participate in ongoing professional education.
          – Act 48 of 1999, Continuing Professional Development

          Passed in 1999, Act 48 of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires educators to continue their professional development by reporting earned academic credits to the PDE. This means that professional, certified educators must earn at least six credits of PDE-approved continuing professional education courses every five years to maintain active certification. This Act guarantees that Pennsylvania teachers will be life-long learners and always be updated on teaching trends and state requirements. For complete information about Act 48, please visit the PDE website.

          Certified public school personnel who are currently attending Edinboro University may count their courses for the Act 48 continuing education requirements, provided the courses are in their area of certification or teaching assignment. All collegiate credit courses at Edinboro University are approved for Act 48 credit.

          Reporting Act 48 Credits Earned at Edinboro university

          Students must request that Edinboro University report their credits to the PDE after the courses have been satisfactorily completed and the final grades have been recorded. To report Act 48 credits, please print, complete and mail or fax the Act 48 credit reporting form to:

          Timothy W. Pilewski, Registrar
          The Office of Records and Registration
          Student Services Center
          Hamilton Hall, 210 Glasgow Road
          Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
          Edinboro, PA 16444

          Fax: (814) 732-2130