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Professional Development for Teachers in Westmoreland County
If you are thinking about continuing your career in education or looking to get back into teaching, The Teacher’s Academy provides a wide variety of courses for your professional development needs. In the state of Pennsylvania, full-time and temporary teachers are required to keep an active certification by completing professional development courses. In 1999, Act 48 legislation was passed. The Teacher’s Academy offers Act 48 hours online to teachers in Westmoreland County, PA, and the surrounding areas. Courses centered around professional development for teachers have all been developed by active, certified school teachers. This means our programs are designed to help you reach your fullest potential in the realm of education, providing you with skills that can be carried over into the classroom.
Earn Professional Development Hours in Westmoreland County
Under Act 48, professional development courses can be satisfied by way of in-services, workshops, college courses, and advanced degrees. Unfortunately, in-services are not necessarily offered to every teacher, and even if they are, they may not provide you with enough hours to satisfy the Act 48 requirements, which states that all education professionals must complete 180 hours worth of approved courses every five years. That is why The Teacher’s Academy has created a solution outside of the standard options — affordable, accredited online courses.
With online, self-paced courses for teachers in Westmoreland County, PA, you are able to maximize the amount of time you spend on your professional development. Courses can easily be downloaded to your computer so you can complete your hours in the comfort of your home. There are no time restrictions placed on the course, which means you have the ability to complete the partial or full amount whenever you choose. By taking away time constraints, you can fit your professional development hours into your busy schedule.
Affordable Professional Development for Teachers
College courses and advanced degrees require a significant amount of time and money. Our online courses are priced according to two factors: length and credits. We offer 3, 6, 12, or 18-hour courses. Each course is given a different number of credits, which will translate into the cost.
The courses we provide are geared towards professional development for teachers who teach grades pre-K through 12th, and are offered in all major subjects. Specialized courses for subjects focusing on Special Populations, Technology, and Health are also available.
Just a few of the courses we offer include:
● Critical Thinking and Literacy Strategies
● Internet Research, Cyber Safety, and Social Media
● Nutrition 101
● Mindfulness in Education
● Inspiring Ideas for the 21st Century Classroom
Each course gives you the opportunity to enhance the skills you have already acquired, or expand your horizons with new subjects.
Professional Development Courses Online
When you create your account with us, don’t forget to add your PA Professional Development ID. With your ID, we can upload your hours to the Pennsylvania Department of Education within 5 to 7 business days after you complete the course. Whether you have 3 hours or 180 hours left to fulfill, our team will be here to assist you every step of the way.
We are committed to helping you achieve your Act 48 professional development hours in a cost-efficient and timely manner. In addition to our professional development for teachers, we also offer personalized training at schools in Westmoreland County, PA. School administrators can reach out to discuss having us come in and provide on-site training.
For more information about Act 48 and the courses we offer, contact us today by calling 215-660-4926 or filling out an online form.