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Over the past several years (including this year) TLC has had MANY educators from Pennsylvania take our courses for their ACT 48 requirements. However, this does NOT release you from responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) you take meet your professional needs.

We hope this helps you understand how TLC can help you with salary advancement and re-licensure.

For complete official relicensure information, including forms, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.

Convert your Level I Certificate to a Level II Certificate

As one of the requirements to convert to a Level II certificate, an applicant must complete 24 semester hours of graduate credit.

Distance learning (print-based or online courses) are acceptable as long as they are officially transcripted from a regionally accredited institution.  TLC offers 90+ distance learning courses that meet this criteria; many PA teachers have used our courses for exactly this purpose.

Note:  Educators who have been issued a Level I instructional certificate after September 22, 2007 must complete 6 specific credit hours as a part of the 24 credit requirement.

These 6 credits must be based in the study of Inclusive Classrooms and/ or in the area of Standards Aligned Systems (SAS).

Renew your Level II Certificate/ PA Act 48 hours

Educators will need to complete the PA Act 48 Continuing Professional Education requirements every five (5) years to maintain an “active” certificate.  Requirements can be met by completing 6 semester hours of graduate credit from a regionally accredited institution.   Thousands of Pennsylvania teachers have used our courses for exactly this purpose.  If you are planning to use one or more of our courses to satisfy PA Act 48 requirements please note the following:

    • All credits and hours must be related to an educator’s certificate type or area of assignment, unless enrolled in an administrative program or approved by the school board.
    • Collegiate credits earned outside of Pennsylvania must be submitted on an official college-sealed transcript to:
      PDE Act 48 Transcripts
      333 Market Street
      8th Floor
      Harrisburg, PA 17126

If you have specific questions regarding Act 48 we encourage you to reference the Pennsylvania Department of Educations’s FAQ’s relating to Act 48, or please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education at www.education.state.pa.us or 717-772-4944.

Please note, TLC courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved university partner. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.