500+ UGA students take part each year | 20 courses taught on-site at schools each semester | 8 faculty members serving as professors-in-residence
The Professional Development School District began with the opening of J.J. Harris Elementary School as a professional development school in August 2009.
In 2011, the Clarke County School District and the University of Georgia College of Education expanded this partnership to include the entire school district. We now have more than a dozen active sites and as many College of Education faculty members serving as professors-in-residence or on-site instructors. More than 500 UGA students participate in courses or field experiences at PDS schools every semester. In 2015, the partnership was recognized for exemplary achievement by the National Association for Professional Development Schools.