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Professional Development Hours for Allegheny County Teachers
In the state of Pennsylvania, it is required for all professionally certified teachers to keep an active certification through the completion of specific professional development courses. The law requires teachers complete 180 hours worth of approved courses every 5 years.
The Teacher’s Academy offers online professional development hours for all types of teachers, including those who are already in the field, teachers who substitute, as well as those wishing to return to education in Allegheny County, PA. The courses that we offer to educators afford you with a more convenient schedule -- and extra money in your pocket. Our Act 48 online courses for teachers in the Pittsburgh area come with so many great benefits, you’ll have to tell a friend.
Benefits of Choosing The Teacher’s Academy
If you’re like most teachers, you probably know how to stretch a dollar and get the most value for your money. When it comes to getting the professional development hours you need, you want to do it in the most cost-effective way possible. While your district’s in-service days can help you complete the requirement, part-time and substitute teachers may not always be able to utilize these opportunities, making it a costly challenge to meet the 180 professional development hours required by the state. With the cost of university classes becoming increasingly more expensive, more and more teachers are turning to The Teacher’s Academy for affordable Act 48 hours.
The online courses we offer are convenient for teachers with a busy schedule and who need room for flexibility when it comes to completing coursework. With mountains of papers to grade, and long nights of parent/teacher conferences lurking on the horizon, it can seem like a hassle to keep up with your professional development hours.
That’s why with our courses there is no rush, and you can complete the course at your own pace. It doesn’t matter if that’s during a lunch break, prep period, or at your home in the Pittsburgh area. Each course you enroll in is developed by active teachers, meaning the projects you complete and information you learn will be relatable to today’s classroom. Not only will the information be valuable for you, but it will also benefit your students.
Act 48 Courses for Busy PA Teachers
When you begin the process of filling out your account profile with The Teacher’s Academy, it's important to include your PA Professional ID. This is used when we upload your credits to the Pennsylvania Department of Education website. If you provide this, we are able to upload your hours within 5 to 7 business days after you complete a course. All the busy work is left to us, and all that you’ll need to do is score an 80% or better on the course assessments in order for the hours to be considered fulfilled.
Variety is no problem either when it comes to selecting a subject. We have courses that go over every major primary subject. You’ll find classes ranging from “Video Production with Windows Movie Maker” to “Teaching Science using the Common Core Standards” and everything in between.
Administrators: Bring Professional Development to Your School
We are also able to conduct personalized training at schools. Private and public school administrators throughout the Pittsburgh area that are interested in on-site training or our several options for managing professional development hours should contact us today at 215-660-4926 or fill out a contact form.