PMEA is approved as an Act 48 provider by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). As a result of more stringent guidelines set by PDE, changes have been made. Questions? Contact PMEA Professional Development Council Chair Martha Heise.
Participants looking to receive continuing education hours for attendance at a PMEA sponsored event (i.e. fest, festival, workshop) must sign in and confirm their PDE number at the event. Following the event, two surveys must be completed within two weeks of the event:
1) PDE Survey
2) PMEA Survey for District/Region Events
(Only one PDE and one PMEA survey should be completed per participant so participants need to wait until the conclusion of the event to complete these forms. Please do not try to complete them immediately following one session if there are still professional development opportunities available as you will not be able to access the same form at a later time.)
Address Updates to PDE must be completed through TIMS.
Please see the PMEA Act 48 Procedures for Fest-Festival Hosts for complete details on how to apply for Act 48 hours for professional development offerings during your events. If requesting hours for guest conductor observation or a reading session, please complete the Guest Conductor/Reading Session Act 48 Form *It is imperative that you work with you district professional development representatives to make sure the process is properly completed.
*Both a completed online Act 48 presenter form for each session as well as a schedule, including start and end times for each item on the schedule, must be submitted (emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org) in order for Act 48 hours to be approved.
Once hours have been approved to receive Act 48 hours, please use the following roster to keep track of those in attendance at the event – Act 48 Roster – for District & Region Events —email or mail the LEGIBLE roster to Kelly Gressley – email@example.com
*If an event is held virtually, a list of attendees/registrants should be sent to Kelly Gressley within one week following the event.
A completed Presenter Act 48 Form for District/Region Events is required in order for PMEA to see if Act 48 hours (continuing education hours) can be offered for your presentation.
**Fest, Festival, Workshop Clinicians must list the specific event, including the PMEA District/Region, for which you are presenting: i.e. District 6 Chorus, Region IV Band, etc.