Act 48 Credits

Earn a Master of Education, English as a Second Language Certification or Special Education add-on certification at Cedar Crest College while fulfilling Act 48 credits. Cedar Crest College is an approved Act 48 provider for educators in Pennsylvania.

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About Act 48

Act 48 requires educators to complete a minimum of 180 hours of continuing professional development every five years. A 3-credit college course is the equivalent of 90 hours.

In fulfilling this requirement educators are responsible for ensuring that they adhere to the criteria specified in the Act 48 Professional Education Plan Guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the approved Professional Education Plan developed by the school entity.

Questions about the suitability of a particular course should be directed to the Office of Teaching and Learning Support at the Pennsylvania Department of Education in consultation with the Chair of the Education Department at Cedar Crest College. The Office of Teaching and Learning Support can be contacted at 717-772-3817 or via the state’s Act 48 website.

Educators who wish to complete a course for purposes of fulfilling their Act 48 requirements must notify Dr. Nancy King, Chair of the Education Department ( via e-mail or fill out the online enrollment form as part of the registration process. The notification should include the number and title of the course, as well as the type of certification the educator currently possesses. Upon successful completion of the course, the educator must submit a written request for the Education Department to electronically submit the credits to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Education Department will provide the educator with a letter confirming each course submitted to the state.