Dr. Eva Garin
Professor and PDS Coordinator
Main Campus, Proctor Bldg., Room 347
Bowie State University (BSU) is a historically black university (HBCU) located between Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, Maryland that serves over 6,000 diverse students and graduates about 38 undergraduate education students yearly. BSU is an outgrowth of a school opened in 1864 in Baltimore, Maryland by the Baltimore Association for the Moral and Educational Improvement of Colored People, an organization dedicated to offering educational opportunities for its Black citizens. We mention this important history because as a PDS Network, we focus on the tenets of social justice and equity in all aspects of our collaborations.
Our commitment to the PDS model and the PDS 9 Essentials is at the heart of our collaborative partnership. The BSU Professional Development Schools Network (PDSN) is a collaborative partnership among seven elementary schools, two secondary schools (Middle and High schools) spanning two school districts; the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE); the College of Education; and the College of Arts and Sciences who work closely with our yearlong interns. The PDSN offers many opportunities to take leadership roles at the national level through the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS), the state level, local school district levels, the university level, and the site-based PDS level.