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ACT 48

ACT 48 Continuing Education Credits

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) website states that under ACT 48, "Educators must earn six credits of collegiate study; or six credits of PDE-approved continuing professional education courses; or 180 hours of continuing professional education programs, activities or learning experiences through a PDE approved provider; or any combination of the above every five years to maintain active certification status."


Gratz College offers the following PDE-approved ACT 48 options:

  • Graduate courses: 3 credits each (1/2 of ACT 48 requirement)

    • Common Subject Areas: Education and Holocaust & Genocide Studies
    • Please note, courses you select should be relevant to your area of certification.
    • Education courses are skills-focused, not subject area content-based, so they should all be acceptable for credit.
  • Professional Education Activity Hours

    • Tuzman Holocaust Teach-In:  up to 8 Activy Hours
    • Trips to Holocaust museums: up to 8 Activy Hours
    • Echoes and Reflections curriculum training for teachers: Up to 4 Activity Hours

If you have already completed graduate courses at Gratz College and are requesting ACT 48 credit, please fill out the ACT 48 Request Form.
ACT 48 Activity Hours are filed by Gratz College for participants at the time of each event. 


For more information on ACT 48 Professional Education opportunities, please contact Mindy Blechman at [email protected]