Department of Early, Middle & Exceptional Education Professional Development Program (PDS)

PDS Mission Statement

The mission of the Millersville University Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education Professional Development Program along with our district professional development schools is to work towards the followings goals:

  • To enrich the educational experiences of all children.
  • To provide a high quality introduction into the profession of education for new teachers.
  • To further our own professional growth as school and university based teachers and teacher educators.
  • To conduct work with all school partners in ways that are unbiased, fair, and just for everyone in the school community. PDS partnerships provide safe environments where all students can learn, all students are comfortable, and all students are secure and physically, emotionally, and intellectually out of harm’s way.

EMEE PDS Partner School Districts

Hempfield School District

Conestoga Valley School District

ELANCO School District

Lampeter-Strasburg School District 

Manheim Township School District 

Penn Manor School District

York Suburban School District

2021-2022 Timeline

1. Sign up as a future PDS intern using the EMEE PDS Interm form.

2. Register for the PDS information Zoom meeting which is scheduled for February 23, 2021 from 12:00noon to 1:00pm. Register in advance for this meeting at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

3. March/April Virtual PDS interviews.

4. Placements and 2021-22 handbook.

For Information on the EMEE PDS program contact:

Dr. Kimberly Heilshorn
Associate Professor - Department of Early, Middle & Exceptional Education
Coordinator - EMEE Professional Development School (PDS)