Education - Act 45 Credits

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has a new requirement that applies to all active school and system leaders employed in the following positions:  principal, assistant or vice principal, superintendent, assistant superintendent, intermediate unit executive director, intermediate unit assistant director, or director of an area vocational-technical school.   

The legislation affects professional educators who are employed in any of these positions and requires that they obtain their ACT 48 continuing professional education requirements with courses that satisfy the guidelines described under the ACT 45 PIL legislation.   Immaculata will enter 700-level courses that have been approved by PDE to meet the PIL requirements.  The requirement will be satisfied by two courses (six credits that are equivalent to 180 hours).  Immaculata cannot enter the courses unless the student submits the appropriate form, which is available in the Graduate Office, the Curriculum Library (room 224, Loyola Hall), or online.  

The requirement known as ACT 45 is based on the PA Inspired Leadership (PIL) Legislation.  Those affected need to complete their ACT 48 continuing professional education requirements with courses that satisfy the guidelines described under the PIL Legislation.  

For additional information, contact James P. Osborne at josborne1@immaculata.edu.

ACT 45 form


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