What is a Professional Development School?
Professional development schools (PDSs) are innovative institutions formed through partnerships between professional education programs and P–12 schools. PDS partnerships have a four-fold mission:
- the preparation of new teachers,
- faculty development,
- inquiry directed at the improvement of practice, and
- enhanced student achievement.
PDSs improve both the quality of teaching and student learning.
Our Professional Development school partners play an important role in the education of our teacher candidates.