Secondary Education Professional Development School (PDS)

Co-Teaching | Year long internships | Outstanding mentors

NSTA students with Bill Nye

Millersville University Professional Development School (PDS)

Our Mission: 

The Professional Development School (PDS) at Millersville University is to improve the teaching and learning for area secondary students.  To accomplish this mission we commit to utilize a co-teacher, inquiry method of teacher preparation, in a full-year placement that enables our teacher candidates (interns) to learn the craft of teaching by working alongside a Master Teacher (mentor). We aim to develop strong partnerships with local school districts where we capitalize on each others’ strengths and together, help our students learn the art of teaching through research-supported methodology that benefits all members in the learning community.

Millersville’s Secondary Professional Development School was awarded the 

2014 Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement Award 

from the National Association of Professional Development Schools

For Information on the PDS Program Contact:

Sarah Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Department of Educational Foundations
Coordinator - Secondary Education Professional Development School


Program Resources:

  • 2016 Mentor Packet
  • 2016 Intern Packet