PAC-TE Committees and Work Groups

If you are interested in serving PAC-TE through one or more of its committees, read through the list of committees below and then click here to apply for consideration.


Audit Committee

  • Conducts an annual audit of the previous year's fiscal accounting
  • Reports results and recommendations to the Board of Directors

Government Relations Committee

  • Chaired by the PAC-TE President-elect
  • Investigate and recommend legislative policy positions on various legislative issues affecting teacher education
  • Develop strategies enabling the committee tobe responsive to emergent issues coming to the attention of the committee

Nominations and Elections Committee

  • Committee is chaired by the Past President
  • Presents the names of nominees for each open position to the Board of Directors at its third regular meeting of the fiscal year


Spring Conference Planning Committee

  • Works with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to plan and support all aspects of the annual Spring Conference

Awards Committee

  • Chaired by the Past President, with two additional members
  • Work is done in August/September, reviewing Teacher Educator of the Year nominations
  • Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for the Friend of Education Award in September

Journal Committee

  • Solicit manuscripts for the PA Teacher Educator
  • Review and Select manuscripts to be published
  • Arrange for printing of the journal

Professional Educator Certification

  • Monitor PDE and the State Board of Education as per possible decisions on certification that will affect quality teacher preparation
  • Make recommendations of changes needed in certification policy

Sponsorship Committee

  • Recommend possible sponsorship opportunities to the Board of Directors
  • Solicit sponsors

TEA Planning Committee

The committee forms each year at a meeting at the previous year’s TEA. Additional meetings are held as needed.  The final meeting is held adjacent to PAC-TE’s Spring Conference.

      Committee members:

  • choose the annual fall conference theme
  • solicit and support general session speakers
  • evaluate proposals for small group sessions -- Committee members must attend at least two of the meetings and review proposals in order to be listed in the TEA program. 
  • preside at conference sessions
  • support the conference on-site in various ways.

Join the TEA Planning Committee and help plan and deliver next year's Fall Conference.

PAC-TE School Safety and the Prevention of Violence Committee 

Formed after the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the Ad Hoc  Committee on School Safety and the Prevention of Violence  has surveyed member institutions and has developed two position papers.  In addition the committee, supported by two ATE LFTE grants matched by PAC-TE, has developed and is continuing to develop resources for teacher preparation programs to use in teacher candidate instruction and faculty professional development. 

The Committee's Mission: Committed to safe schools and by extension safe communities, the committee believes that pre-service teachers should be prepared to help ALL students to learn and feel safe and accepted in their schools and communities.  Pre-service teachers should exhibit empathy and compassion for ALL students and try to holistically understand what children are experiencing.





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