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 following 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 Spring Partner School Districts

Donegal School District 

Ephrata Area School District

Manheim Central School District

Palmyra Area School District

Pequea Valley School District 


Conestoga Valley School District

ELANCO School District

Hempfield School District

Lampeter-Strasburg School District

Manheim Township School District

Penn Manor School District

York Suburban School District 


Please complete the PDS application form online by October 7th, 2022, so we can make the correct matches between you and potential mentor teachers for interviews. 

Note: You need to be signed into your MU Office 365 account to be able to complete this form.

PDS Application

After completing the PDS application, please view the orientation information.

PDS Orientation

For More Information on the EMEE PDS program contact:

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