Individual New/Renew

As you may know, membership in PAC-TE runs from July 1 to June 30.  Well, that means that  IT'S TIME TO RENEW 

ALL individual membership dues remain the same for 2021-2022 as they have since 2018 at:

* $60 for continuing membership
* $40 for First Time Members
* $20 for Student Members
* $30 for Retired Members

For INSTANT ACCESS to our membership form click here.

Institutional Membership New/Renewal

Institutional membership is a GREAT way for your college/university/program to become involved as:

Institutional membership dues (remaining the same for 2021/2022 as they were for the past two years) are based upon the number of teacher education graduates from your program for the most recent academic year. Institutional membership keeps your college/department "in the know" for all things related to teacher preparation as well as providing institutional membership for many faculty in your program.

1-75 teacher education grads -- $260 (plus 3 faculty members)
76 - 150 teacher education grads -- $320 (plus 4 faculty members)
151 - 225 teacher education grads -- $380 (plus 5 faculty members)
226 - 300 teacher education grads -- $440 (plus 6 faculty members)
300 + teacher education grads -- $500 (plus 7 faculty members)

IHE's/programs that also are members of AACTE (one of our parent associations), receive one additional faculty PAC-TE membership with their paid membership.

For institutional membership, click here for INSTANT ACCESS to the institutional membership site.



PAC-TE's 50th Anniversary Celebration/Teacher Educator Assembly will be held October 27-29, 2021 at the Best Western Premier: The Central Hotel and Conference Center. The conference will be held in-person. Register before October 1 to get the Early Bird rate:
Early Bird - $175 until October 1st (members only and includes meals)
Regular Registration - $225 (members only and includes meals)
Regular Registration - $275 (non-members, no Early Bird includes meals
On-Site Registration - $250 (meals with meals, if available)
On-Site Registration - $300 (non-members, with meals, if available)
Hard Copy of the PAC-TE Journal, The Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, $10/copy, please include name and mailing address
Student Registration - $50
Fall Conference DRAFT Program available here.


Every year PAC-TE awards one of its members the distinction as "Teacher- Educator-of-the-Year. This honor is held in secret by the Past President and his committee until our annual banquet at Teacher Educator Assembly (this year on October 27, 2021). The recipient of the award does not have to be present at the conference to receive the award.  For information on the nomination process, please click here.



In 2018 the PAC-TE membership voted to revise the board's makeup and reduce the size of the board. This year, 2021, the final piece of the "Election Matrix" gets put into place. If you have ever thought about getting active in PAC-TE, this may be your year as we have four open seats on the board as well as the position of President-Elect. Board members may run for re-election only once and the length of the term is three years. Given the changes made with COVID, all board meetings are available with zoom although there is an in-person/zoom meeting for the June Retreat. For additional information about a board position, click here. The successful candidates take office June 1, 2022.


In case you haven't heard, PAC-TE's journal, The Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, is now going to two editions per year with 2021 being the first year. The journal committee, with editor Jason Hilton, has the first edition for 2021 at the printers as this Update goes out. The committee is now seeking manuscripts for the second edition. For information about submitting a manuscript, click here.
The journal will be distributed in the following manner...print copies will be $10/copy/edition with the hard-copy form as part of the registration process for the fall Teacher Educator Assembly, October 27-29. The online journal is available to everyone at no charge with the current and past editions available by clicking here to go directly to ALL issues of The Pennsylvania Teacher Educator.

Deadline for applications is August 15, 2021

(click here to go directly to the application form if you are already logged into the PAC-TE site)


2021 marks the fourth year of PAC-TE's Professional Achievement Awards. These awards are in three distinct categories:


This year's awards will be presented at the TEA banquet on October 27, 2021. Each award carries with it ONE complimentary registration to the 2021 TEA, a presentation position during the 2021 TEA conference, and a beautifully engraved plaque for all involved in the award.
Award specifics and application procedures can be found after logging in, by clicking here to go directly to the application form.

August 31, 2021

Don't wait until AUGUST 30th to apply!

PAC-TE Executive Director Position

Dear PAC-TE members,

Our longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Jay Hertzog, has indicated that his current contract as the Executive Director of PAC-TE will be his last.  I am chairing a search committee comprised of several members of the PAC-TE Board of Directors.  Our task, of course, is to find Jay’s successor.  Clicking on this link will take you to the posting for the position in PDF format.  The search committee and I would very much appreciate it if you could share it as widely as possible and encourage anyone to apply who you believe would be a great Executive Director.

PAC-TE has a very strong voice in educator preparation in Pennsylvania.  Our Executive Director is an important reason why this is the case.  Please help us find someone to succeed Jay who can continue the work needed for us to remain strong.

Thank you very much.
George Drake
PAC-TE Past President and Search Committee Chair  



July 1 - September 30 - Nominations for Teacher Educator of the Year (watch future Updates for information)
July 1 - September 15 - Nominations for PAC-TE board (watch future updates for information)
August 31 - Deadline for Professional Achievement Awards
October 27-29, 2021 - PAC-TE's 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel and Conference Center.
Registration information available beginning July 1





image widget

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.