Pennsylvania Department of Education Information

PDE Updates

View the PDE Update to PMEA presented by Dave Deitz at the Annual Conference in Lancaster on Thursday, April 19, 2018.


New Resources Available for Educators

We are pleased to announce two new resources available to educators from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Division of Certification Services.

  1. For individuals interested in teaching in Pennsylvania, the Certification section of PDE’s website now contains an interactive resource called Career Opportunities for educators to search by county to locate hiring or human resource information for Local Education Agencies (LEAs). The purpose of this resource is to aid future educators in their search for vacancies in Pennsylvania schools. You will find the link to the webpage in the Resources box on the Certification main page.

NOTE: LEAs, please review this resource to verify your contact information. If you find any issues with the information for your entity, contact us at and we will update your information.

  1. A new resource for recent graduates in education, Navigating the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) for New Education Graduates, is now available in the Certification section of the PDE website. This short informative video guides graduates through applying in TIMS for certification. You will find a link to the video on the Information and Updates


ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)

Pennsylvania Arts Education Network

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Flyer

ESSA and the Arts Resources

Student Achievement

 Pennsylvania Arts Education Flyer 

SLO (Student Learning Objectives)

Arts Integration

Arts Education Data

Access to Arts Education in PA

Other Helpful Information:


The following url has a lot of embedded links for arts integration. I clicked on quite a few and found lesson plans an advocacy/research articles, and thought others might also find some of these things useful. Please take a moment to click on some of the links and share with colleagues.