Welcome to the Professional Development School Network at UNC Charlotte.
PDSs are collaborative institutions formed through partnerships between college/university professional education programs and P-12 schools. PDS work at UNC Charlotte has been framed by the Nine Essentials published by the National Association for Professional Development Schools. PDS work here also aligns to Standard 2 from the 2013 Standards from the Council for Accredidation for Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Up until the 2015-2016 year, UNC Charlotte faculty partnered with local schools on partner-driven initiatives. With the adoption of the CAEP Standards College leadership is remodeling what PDS looks like. Thus, for the 2016-17 school year there are a number of partnerships still going on through the College of Education. Examples can be found here.
In Spring, 2017, information will be communicated about formal partnerships for the 2017-2018 year and beyond.