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 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

PAC-TE Spring Conference

April 9, 2019

Actively Advocating for the Health of

Our Field, Our Students, and Ourselves

Please join the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) for timely,
important, and dynamic conversation regarding pressing topics in teacher preparation in PA
at PAC-TE’s 2019 Spring Conference.

Keynote address: 

    Transforming Toxic Stress in Our Schools– An Introduction to Mindfulness for Teachers and their Students

Dr. Peter Montminy, Child Clinical Psychologist & Mindfulness Teacher

Other presentations focused on:

Youth Mental Health
School Safety
Year Long Residency
Early Childhood Issues
PDE Updates


Conference partially sponsored by:

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PDE Presentation at TEA 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has provided a copy of their presentation at the PAC-TE Teacher Education Assembly,
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2018.  Please click here to download a copy of the presentation.