Act 48 for Educators

Act 48, which became effective July 2000, requires all Pennsylvania educators holding PA public school certification including Intern, Instructional I and II, Educational Specialist I and II, Administrative, Supervisory, Letters of Eligibility and all vocational certificates to participate in ongoing professional education. The basic ways an educator can comply are:

  • 6 credits of collegiate study; or
  • 180 hours of continuing professional education programs, activities, learning experiences; or
  • any combination of credits or activity hours equivalent to 180 hours.

One credit equals 30 activity hours. All credits and activity hours must be related to an educator's certificate type or area of assignment. These credits or hours must be attained every 5 years for all types and areas of certification to maintain active status.

Buck’s Department of Continuing Education is an approved provider of learning activities required by Act 48. Your hours earned for Act 48 will be reported to the Bureau of Curriculum and Academic Services in Harrisburg by the Department of Continuing Education. You will receive two copies of a letter from the college verifying the completion of the Act 48 activity: one for your file and one you can forward to your school entity. To check your Act 48 record on the PDE Management System go to www.pde.state.pa.us and click on "Act 48 Continuing Professional Education."

PLEASE NOTE:  Not all Ed2Go or LERN courses are eligible for ACT 48 credit.  Only courses which are specifically approved for Act 48 credit will be processed.  Approved courses are also listed in the printed catalog with an ACT 48 logo.   If you have any questions on whether a course is eligible for Act 48 credit, please contact Michael Andal (michael.andal@bucks.edu or
215-504-8602)  before registering for the class. 

Act 48 Request Reporting Form

Questions?

Contact Michael Andal at Michael.Andal@bucks.edu.

 

Additional Non-Credit Act 48 Course Offerings

PLEASE NOTE: Not all courses are eligible for ACT 48 credit. Only courses which are specifically approved for Act 48 credit will be processed. Approved courses are listed below as well as listed in the printed catalog with an ACT 48 logo. If you have any questions on whether a course is eligible for Act 48 credit, please contact Michael Andal (michael.andal@bucks.edu or 215-504-8602) before registering for the class.

Approved Act 48 Online Courses from LERN:

Certificate in Online Teaching 

From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, this program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business.

Designing Online Instruction

Online/ ECPED 1501 C30/ 2/3-2/7
Approved Hours: 16 (Act 48)

Building Online Communities in Cyberspace

Online/ ECPED 1502 C30/ 3/10-3/14
Approved Hours: 16 (Act 48)

Advanced Teaching Online

Online/ ECPED 1500 C30/ 4/14-4/18
Approved Hours: 16 (Act 48)

$195 each, or $495 for all 3 courses (certificate), or $795 to become a Certified Online Instructor*(COI) with all 3 courses.

*Certified Online Instructor (COI) requires the registrant to take a 50 question exam. The registrant will have their students evaluate one of their online courses, and the Chair of the LERN Faculty Advisory Board will critique one of the registrant’s online courses.

Certificate in Teaching Adults

This is your invitation to teach others in-person and join in one of the more important functions in life - passing on knowledge and skills to others. It is both an opportunity and a responsibility. This course is for novices or experienced teachers who wishes to improve their skills. Students will review both the teaching fundamentals and learn advanced techniques that will enhance their teaching. The lead instructor is author of How to Teach Adults, the best-selling book on the subject. The e-book version is included in the course.

Online/ $295/ ECPED 1505 C30/
Next Offering: 9/2-10/24
Approved Hours: 32 (Act 48)

Gender in the Classroom

Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits that hurt girls in the workplace. Discover the differences between learning styles of girls and boys. Take away 10 top tips for helping both genders become more efficient learners and 5 tips to help both be more successful in the classroom and workplace. Get research data not available anywhere else.

Online/ ECPED 1551 C30/ $145/ 6/2-6/27
Approved Hours: 16 (Act 48)

Approved Act 48 Online Classes for Teaching Professionals from ed2go:

PLEASE NOTE:  Not all Ed2Go courses are eligible for ACT 48 credit.  Only courses which are specifically approved for Act 48 credit will be processed.  Approved courses are listed below as well as in the printed catalog with an ACT 48 logo.   If you have any questions on whether a course is eligible for Act 48 credit, please contact Michael Andal (michael.andal@bucks.edu or
215-504-8602)  before registering for the class.

A new section begins each month:

  • April 16
  • May 21      
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20          

Classes are 6 weeks long and are approved for 24 Act 48 hours.

  • Creating a Classroom Web Site
  • Creating K-12 Learning Materials
  • Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success
  • Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom
  • Generational Learning Styles for K-12 Teachers
  • Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement
  • The Differentiated Instruction & Response to Intervention Connection
  • Guided Reading: Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom
  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom
  • Microsoft Power Point 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 in the Classroom
  • Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work
  • Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing for Grades 1-6
  • Singapore Math: Number Sense and Computational Strategies
  • Singapore Math Strategies: Advanced Model Drawing for Grades 6-9
  • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems
  • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II
  • Spanish in the Classroom
  • Students with Asperger’s Syndrome 
  • Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons
  • Teaching Science: Grades 4-6
  • Teaching Smarter with SMARTBoards
  • Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success
  • Teaching Students with ADHD
  • Teaching Writing: Grades 4-6
  • The Creative Classroom
  • Understanding Adolescents

Visit our website at www.ed2go.com/bucks for in depth course descriptions.