Community Professional Development Schools
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS / STUDENT TEACHING
The JHU School of Education’s student teaching or clinical field experience for pre-service teachers is aligned with The Redesign of Teacher Education that requires teacher preparation programs in Maryland to focus on school improvement and increased student achievement, thus enhancing teaching and learning for all children.
MAT program faculty members collaborate with district partners to develop Professional Development Schools (PDS) in local school districts.
Within this PDS framework, JHU faculty members conduct professional development activities for mentor teachers and provide supervision of student teachers. The collaborative nature of the PDS environment allows for continuous evaluation and the growth of pre-service teachers.