Pennsylvania Act 48

Penn State is an Act 48–approved provider. You can earn contact hours toward fulfilling Act 48 requirements by completing Penn State courses. Educators are encouraged to confirm that this program fits their school district's professional development plan for Act 48.

Learn how to report Penn State credits/hours to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor's Degree in Workforce Education and Development, Industrial Training Option: Workplace Learning and Performance Emphasis
Put the wealth of practical knowledge you've gained on the job to work for you toward earning your degree. The Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development (BS in WF ED), Industrial Training Option: Workplace Learning and Performance Emphasis can prepare you to move ahead in your chosen field. This BS in WF ED, offered through Penn State Continuing Education, is ideal for veterans, frontline supervisors, training and development specialists, health care personnel, and working professionals in many other areas of employment who have demonstrated work experience but who have not completed a four-year degree.

Certificates and Professional Development

Workforce Education Certificates NEW!
Aligned with U.S. Department of Labor–sponsored competency models, these four certificates in workplace learning and performance are designed for working professionals in training or educational roles within a wide variety of industry sectors.

School Leadership Series
This three-course noncredit professional development series for school system administrators is designed to help prepare you to make difficult decisions during challenging times, addressing issues in school finances, educational law, and ethics.

School Nurse Professional Development Series
Enhance your earning potential, advance your career, and satisfy Act 48 and Act 58 requirements. This program allows you to take advanced-level nursing courses in convenient formats over the summer and is ideal for school nurses and school counselors, home health care nurses, nurses working in hospitals and other facilities, and educators who deal with health-related matters and sports, including coaches and health or physical education teachers.

Penn State welcomes students with disabilities to participate in its educational programs. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about physical access, please contact the Office for Disability Services (ODS) or call 814-863-1807 (V/TTY).