The partnership involves all 21 Clarke County schools at different levels. Eleven schools have a combination of professors-in-residence, on-site courses, and field placements.
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.
Spending the summer in Athens? Are you interested in working with elementary or middle school students? The Clarke County School District is recruiting College of Education student volunteers to assist with their summer programs (both academic and enrichment) this June at various schools.
Please submit your information by April 30. You will be contacted in early May about the next steps.
Questions? Email Erica Gilbertson.