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.



  • May 31 – acceptance/rejection of proposals for sessions and grad/faculty posters sent out
  • June 1 – November 1 -- Renew your PAC-TE membership and/or the membership of your institution for 2019-2020
  • September 8 – 30 -- submissions open for grad/faculty poster session at the TEA
  • October 28 – 30 – 49th Annual Teacher Educator Conference (TEA) -- WATCH THIS SPACE FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION

PA Teacher Educator Now Available

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.

PDE - Act 82 of 2018 Special Education Guidance

Click here for the PDE memo, Initial Guidance on Expanding Special Education Grade Spans.

PAC-TE is a state unit of AACTE

PAC-TE is a state unit of ATE




We are pleased to share that ETS is close to introducing a solution that will allow teacher-candidates to take a Praxis exam at home or other secure location while test centers are closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We anticipate that this solution, Praxis at Home, will be available mid-May 2020.

Praxis at Home will offer teacher-candidates the same test and is supported by the same services as the tests offered in test centers. The only difference is that the solution is proctored remotely by a trained specialist through our collaborator ProctorU. ETS is working closely with ProctorU to ensure that testing meets our high standards of accuracy and security.

To serve our teacher-candidates in a efficient manner, we will release the most frequently adopted tests first and add to the offerings quickly over the weeks ahead. At this time, our priority is to serve your teacher-candidates so they can earn their certifications and be ready for the classroom this fall. We will continue to support test centers and look forward to working with them to safely reopen as the crisis subsides.

We will be in touch with more information on the solution in the coming weeks. For additional updates, please visit the ETS Testing Updates webpage. We hope that you, your staff, your family and your friends remain well.

Thank you.

ETS Professional Educator Programs

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Membership for the 2020/2021 PAC-TE membership year begins July 1 and membership goes through June 30, 2021. Make sure you don’t miss any of the exciting events and education/certification-related information you can get ONLY by belonging to YOUR PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION.  Also, check with your dean or department head to make sure that your college/university is a member of PAC-TE.