Professional Development Schools

Professional development schools (PDSs) are typical schools working in partnership with institutions of higher education. They have distinct characteristics. They are learning environments that support the training of preservice teachers, the professional development of PDS and university faculty and are committed to improving student achievement. PDS partners are guided by a common vision of teaching and learning which is based on research and best practice. PDS partners share responsibility for professionals and students. Members of the partnership blend their expertise and resources to meet shared goals. PDS partners hold themselves accountable and are accountable to the public for maintaining high standards for PreK-12 students, preservice teachers, PDS and university faculty, and other support personnel. In order to accomplish their goals, PDS partners create new roles, responsibilities and structures and utilize their resources differently. Finally, PDS partnerships are committed to providing professional development for PDS and university faculty to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
Professional development school partners work together over time, building relationships and commitment to their shared goals. They develop new strategies, roles and relationships to support their work. Together, they move to institutionalize their partnership so that it is supported and becomes a part of the expectations of their institutions. At the most advanced stages of development, PDS partnerships contribute to policies and practices at the district, state, and national levels.
Thank you for your interest in Professional Development Schools. Below is a listing of Professional Development Schools in Kansas and their contact information. 

Institution Name Address City State Zip Phone Web Address CAEP/NCATE Member Accreditation Status
ACCK 210 S. Main McPherson KS 67460 620-241-5150 No Continuing Accreditation
Baker University 8th and Grove, P.O. Box 65 Baldwin City KS 66006-0065 785-594-6451 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Benedictine College 1020 N. 2nd Atchison KS 66002 913-367-5340 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Bethany College 421 N. First Street Lindsborg KS 67456 785-227-3311 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Bethel College 300 E. 27th North Newton KS 67117 316-283-2500 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Central Christian College 1200 S Main, PO Box 1403 McPherson KS 67460 620-241-0723 No Continuing Accreditation
Emporia State University 1200 Commercial Emporia KS 66801 620-341-1200 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Fort Hays State University 600 Park Street Hays KS 67601 785-628-4000 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Friends University 2100 W. University Avenue Wichita KS 67213 316-295-5000 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Haskell Indian Nations University 155 Indian Avenue, Box 5014 Lawrence KS 66046-4800 785-749-8404 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Kansas State University 6 Bluemont Hall Manhattan KS 66506-5301 785-532-6011 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Kansas Wesleyan University 100 East Claflin Salina KS 67401 785-827-5541 Yes Continuing Accreditation
McPherson College Box 1402 McPherson KS 67460 620-241-0731 Yes Continuing Accreditation
MidAmerica Nazarene University 2030 E. College Way Olathe KS 66062-1899 913-782-3750 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Newman University 3100 McCormick Ave. Wichita KS 67213-2097 316-942-4291 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Ottawa University 4370 W. 109th Street, Suite 200 Overland Park KS 66211 888-404-6852 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Pittsburg State University 1701 South Broadway Pittsburg KS 66762 620-231-7000 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Southwestern College 100 College Street Winfield KS 67156 620-229-6000 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Sterling College 125 W. Cooper P.O. Box 98 Sterling KS 67579 620-278-2173 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Tabor College 400 South Jefferson Hillsboro KS 67063 620-947-3121 Yes Continuing Accreditation
University of Kansas JR Pearson Hall, 1122 W. Campus Rd Lawrence KS 66045 785-864-2700 Yes Continuing Accreditation
University of Saint Mary 4100 S 4th Street Trafficway Leavenworth KS 66048 913-682-5151 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Washburn University 1700 SW College Ave. Topeka KS 66621 785-670-1010 Yes Continuing Accreditation
Wichita State University 1845 Fairmount Wichita KS 67260-0131 316-978-3301 Yes Continuing Accreditation

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