Professional Development Schools (PDS)

Contact: Amy Struntz, 240-586-7963

A Professional Development School (PDS) is a collaboratively planned and implemented partnership for the academic and clinical preparation of interns and the continuous professional development of both school system and institution of higher education (IHE) faculty.

The focus of the PDS partnership is improved student performance through research-based teaching and learning. A PDS may involve a single or multiple schools, school systems and
IHEs and may take many forms to reflect specific partnership activities and approaches to improving both teacher education and PreK-12 schools.