Teacher Professional Development

 PA Act 48 

The Professional Institute for Educators and Summer Music Studies programs are approved providers of Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Act 48 professional development credits. One graduate credit is equivalent to 30 Act 48 credits. A three-credit graduate-level course is posted as Act 48 90-hour equivalency. Courses taken for credit require additional work. Non-credit coursework qualifies for the number of contact hours.    

For credits to post, educators must supply their unique Professional Personnel Identification (PPID) number and submit an Act 48 Transmission Request from the Student Forms card to the UArts Office of the Registrar, available through the university's portal. Educators may log into PDE's Professional Education Record Management System (PERMS) to obtain their PPID and to track credit progress.

University of the Arts posts Act 48 to the State after final grades have been submitted, in batch uploads that typically occur during the last week of each month.


We are an approved provider for New Jersey Professional Development (provider #4700). New Jersey teachers should follow the administrative policies of their school district, which will require either a grade report or an official transcript to be submitted by the student.


The Professional Institute for Educators and Summer Music Studies programs are an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

In order for your CTLE activity to be reported, please download and complete section I of the form below and return to gps@uarts.edu. A separate form must be completed for each training.

Download CTLE form


 Academic and Accreditation Information 

The University of the Arts is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 

The Professional Institute for Educators is a recipient of the Pennsylvania State Education Association Seal of Recognition.


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pie@uarts.edu | sms@uarts.edu
Graduate & Professional Studies
211 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 717 - 6006

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