About the PDS Network

What is PDS? 

PDS networks are partnerships between Bowie State University School of Education and the local school districts. Local schools serve as the sites for teacher candidates to engage in classroom based internships with a qualified mentor teacher while also receiving support and instruction from Bowie State Faculty. As a partnership, Bowie State University provides school classroom teachers and leaders opportunities for action research, workshops, and inquiry studies. The PDS Network at Bowie state uses the 9 Essentials from NAPDS to guide the programs.  

PDS Network Mission Statement 

Create and sustain a collaborative Partnership that impacts student learning by exploring models of effective teaching and learning; clinically-rich yearlong internship practices for prospective teachers; conducting needs-based professional development; and sharing best practices among PDS Partners. 

Awards and Recognitions  

The Bowie State University PDS Network has received national recognition for the extraordinary work accomplished through partnerships. Below are the awards we have received.