School of Professional Studies: 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 Request Form to the UArts School of Professional Studies office. Educators may log into PDE's Professional Education Record Management System (PERMS) to obtain their PPID and to track credit progress.
The School of Professional Studies 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.
Academic and Accreditation Information
The Professional Institute for Educators is a recipient of the Pennsylvania State Education Association Seal of Recognition.