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Apprentice II ELED PDS Schedule

ESU Students spend two consecutive days in a PDS classroom each week working alongside a master teacher. Mandatory Liaison meetings are held every other week after school at PDS sites to situate your professional development in a learning community.

You also spend two days a week in class at ESU. The days you are at ESU and the days you are in the field are determined by cohort assignment.

Other opportunities during the semester include:

  • Two week orientation to the semester and curriculum areas prior to going out to your PDS classroom.
  • Various Professional Development opportunities provided throughout the semester.
  • Service Learning opportunities determined at each PDS site and within courses.

Why Become a PDS Partner?

A PDS school is a school where everyone is a learner. It is an important clinical experience that connects teacher education and the world of best practice.

A PDS school has the benefit of an extra pair of hands and eyes in the classroom on a regular basis working with the teacher to improve student achievement.

It is a year - long experience from the Apprentice II semester in a PDS cohort to student teaching in the same learning community.

The PDS experience creates a new culture where everyone teaches and learns.

If you are interested in participating with the PDS program at East Stroudsburg University, please feel free to call the Office of Field Experiences and Partnerships at (570) 422-3413.