Professional Development System

What is the Professional Development System?

Our PDS is a partnership among the Watson College of Education and 210 schools (including eight early colleges, two public charter schools and one Laboratory School). The partnership is intensive in that it collaborates with districts in placing student interns, provides critical professional development, develops research, supports the design and implementation of grants, informs our teacher education programs, builds quality teaching capacity, values reciprocity, and engages in reflective practice by building a community of learners. Our PDS supports a continuum of professional learning that begins with the recruitment of future teachers and supports their ongoing development throughout their career as leaders in our profession.


The map below pictures the districts in our WCE Professional Development System.

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PDS Resigning Ceremony

Picture of PDS Superintendents and Key Contacts at the 2018-2021 PDS Agreement Signing Ceremony.