Teacher Education Day Information

PAC-TE will hold its 3rd Teacher Education Day at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  The goals for the day are to familiarize members of the Pennsylvania Legislature and the public with the mission and work of PAC-TE, and to discuss current issues related to educator preparation in Pennsylvania.  Because school children in Pennsylvania deserve teachers who have sound content and pedagogical knowledge and skills as a result of having been prepared in educator preparation programs in one of Pennsylvania’s 93 institutions of higher education (IHEs), this year’s theme is Ensuring a Pipeline of Well-Prepared Teachers for Pennsylvania Schools.

We need you to join us in Harrisburg on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to demonstrate the strength of PAC-TE’s membership and to interact personally with your State Representative and State Senator.  PAC-TE will be able to advocate more effectively on your behalf if you and other members help us build working relationships with those who represent you in state government.  In addition to your participation, please also consider bringing along one or two teacher candidates who are able to talk about the positive features of their preparation programs.

Here is an overview of the day:

8:30am – 9:00am:

Check-in and Registration, Room 302, Irvis Office Building

9:00am – 9:15am:

Brief Organization Session, Room 302, Irvis Office Building

9:15am – 11:00am:

PAC-TE Members Meet with State Representatives and Senators

11:00am – 12noon:

Media Event in Capitol Rotunda

1:00pm – 2:00pm:

Lunch (on your own) or continued meetings with elected officials

2:00pm – 2:30pm:

Debriefing Session with PAC-TE Members, Room 302, Irvis Office Building


On May 22, both the House and Senate will be in session, so you also will have the opportunity to observe the General Assembly in action from the visitor galleries. When the date for Teacher Education Day draws nearer, we will have the following information for you . . .

  • Instructions and assistance in setting up meetings with your Representative and Senator.
  • Talking points and materials to guide your conversations with your Representative and Senator.
  • Specific speakers for the “media event” in the Capitol Rotunda.
  • Harrisburg parking locations.

Please make the commitment to be part of PAC-TE’s Teacher Education Day by advance registering.  Thank you for your support and participation!

Click HERE to register for PAC-TE's 3rd Annual Teacher Education Day.

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