Welcome to PAC-TE!

PAC-TE is a nonprofit professional association for all those in Pennsylvania who are engaged in the preparation and development of professional educators. 

PAC-TE is dedicated to providing strong advocacy for professional educator preparation within the Commonwealth. 

The purpose of PAC-TE as the voice for professional educator preparation in Pennsylvania is to promote quality professional educator preparation programs and to provide opportunity for individual professional growth for all persons in Pennsylvania engaged in professional educator preparation


PAC-TE Spring Conference Highlights

The PAC-TE Spring Conference was held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center in State College, PA.  The theme for the conference was Pathways for Collaboration: Higher Education and P-12 Partnerships. Attendance topped 150, with great general sessions and breakouts.  Thanks to Kate McKinnon, Chair, and her conference planning committee.






PAC-TE Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors of PAC-TE approved a new strategic plan in September, 2016.  PAC-TE's Strategic Plan is organized around four major areas: Advocacy, Membership, Resources, and Administration.

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PAC-TE is a state unit of AACTE

PAC-TE is a state unit of ATE

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2nd Annual Teacher Education Day

Members, please plan to join PAC-TE for the 2nd Teacher Education Day on May 23, 2017. The event is designed to be a day of advocacy for Teacher Preparation in Pennsylvania.

This year’s theme is Revitalizing Teaching in Pennsylvania. Click here for more information and to register for the event.