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.
- June 1 – November 1 -- Renew your PAC-TE membership and/or the membership of your institution for 2020-2021
- October 28 – 30 – 49th Annual Teacher Educator Conference (TEA) -- To register, click here.
The PAC-TE Journal (a peer-reviewed publication) is now available (including back issues). Please click here for access.
PAC-TE Strategic Plan
The Board of Directors of PAC-TE approved a new strategic plan in April, 2019. PAC-TE's Strategic Plan is organized around four major areas: Administration, Membership Expansion, Expansion Engagement,and Advocacy.
Click here for the PDE memo, Initial Guidance on Expanding Special Education Grade Spans.
PAC-TE is a state unit of AACTE and ATE
49TH ANNUAL TEACHER EDUCATOR ASSEMBLY
October 28-30, 2020
20/20 SHARPENING THE LENS OF TEACHER PREPARATION
This year’s TEA will be the FIRST VIRTUAL TEA, EVER!!! The TEA Planning Committee has put together a GREAT conference and, in addition, attendees will have the opportunity to opt for Act 48 credit for attending presentations (more on that after things are finalized).
The conference program is beginning to finalize (still in draft form, however) and can be viewed in the NEW FORMAT by copying this link into your browser:
One of the items that many attendees have requested from past conferences is a “key” to the focus of the sessions. With the Whova app (the conference platform) you will notice (by copying the above link into your browser) that we now have included a “key” word (chosen by the presenter) as to the session’s focus.
Welcome messages from our President, Gwen Price, and Conference Chair, Tom Conway are offered here. Please read and enjoy the positive messages while we anticipate our first ever virtual Teacher Education Assembly!!
As you look at the sessions and plan for those you would like to attend, please DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER!!!! Registration until midnight September 30 is $100 for members; and from October 1st through the conference, the registration fee is $150 for members. Non-member registration is $200 with no early bird, and student member registration is $50 (student membership is $20). To join or renew your membership in PAC-TE, click here.
Candidates for PAC-TE Board