Act 48 Approved Courses

Act 48 Courses in Pennsylvania

act 48 courses pa

As a proud supporter of Pennsylvania educators, The Teacher’s Academy provides a wide range of approved Act 48 courses in PA. We strive to enable relevant online professional development for teachers in PA by offering courses for those teaching in school districts across the state, including in the cities of Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia as well as in Montgomery, Lehigh, Westmoreland, and Erie Counties. For educators looking for an affordable way to maintain their active teaching certificate while furthering the development of their teaching skills, The Teacher’s Academy is not only the best choice, but the smart choice.

What are Act 48 Hours?

Act 48 is a law passed in Pennsylvania stating that all professionally certified teachers in the state must keep their certificate active by completing additional courses to stay current in their field. The law requires that 180 hours worth of approved courses must be completed every five calendar years. The intention of requiring Act 48 Hours in PA is to keep educators on a continuing path of educational development. With this in mind, The Teacher’s Academy provides affordable and convenient avenues for all teachers, full-time or substitute, to keep their certification active while discovering new methods for making an impression on their students.

How It Works

We understand that Pennsylvania teachers have five years to obtain 180 hours of professional development. In our catalog, you may choose from 3, 6, 15, and 18-hour courses to satisfy your Act 48 hour requirements. In fact, all of the courses in our catalog are approved for Act 48 hours.

To check our approved provider status, we are listed on the PA Department of Education page as Act 48 Academy. Check out our Pennsylvania state page for more information.

Here's how it works:

  • Once you have completed a course, the hours will be deducted from the total that you must achieve every five years.
    • For example, if you have 180 hours remaining, and complete a 15-hour course, you will need to log 165 additional hours to complete your requirement.
  • As long as we have your PA professional development number, we can upload your Act 48 hours directly to the state, which typically takes 5 to 7 business days to process.

The Teacher’s Academy Advantage

Rather than paying for expensive college credits that can pull more time from your already busy schedule, The Teacher’s Academy offers online Act 48 courses that can be completed at your convenience. Once you purchase the course, it is yours to work on at your own pace, whenever you can fit it into your schedule, whether that’s a few minutes during your prep period or an hour in the evening before binging your favorite show.

We provide a wide range of course subjects, making it simple to find the most applicable courses for your educational focus or specialization. Available subjects include:

  • Pre-K
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School Education
  • High School Education
  • Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Music/Art
  • And More

The Teacher’s Academy gives educators of all levels the ability to maintain their active certification without interference with their already busy schedules. All of our approved Act 48 courses are designed by teachers, for teachers. Not only will the courses provided by The Teaching Academy help you preserve your active certification, but they can facilitate greater classroom engagement and better pathways toward your personal educational development.

The Teacher’s Academy has served as one of Pennsylvania’s best resources for approved Act 48 hours, helping teachers in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia as well as Montgomery, Lehigh, Westmoreland, and Erie Counties, and all across the state, retain their active certification and continue to do what they love — mold young minds.

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Course IDProduct Name Price  
Integrating the Arts in the Classroom (18 Hours)
18 Hours | 1.8 CEUs | 2 ACSI Credits | Act 48 Approved
Game-Based Learning (18 Hours)
18 Hours | 1.8 CEUs | Act 48 Approved | 2 ACSI Credits

Thank you for using Act 48 Academy and The Teacher's Academy for your professional development needs.