Mission and Roles
The Professional Standards and Practices Commission is
committed to providing leadership for improving the quality of education in
this Commonwealth by establishing high standards for preparation,
certification, practice and ethical conduct in the teaching profession.
The Commission realizes its mission through its two major
functions: advisory and adjudicatory.
The Educator Discipline Act assigns the Commission a host of
advisory functions to assist the State Board and the Department of Education on
issues related to certification standards and requirements and professional
educator preparation program standards and effectiveness.
General Assembly has invested the Commission with responsibility for
administering educator discipline in Pennsylvania and overseeing the
reinstatement of certification or eligibility to be employed in a charter or
cyber charter school or in a contracted educational provider that has been
suspended, surrendered or revoked.