Professional Development Certificate
The PDC program has been a learning and growing process for me. I can honestly say that each of my Learning Experiences stretched me in one way or another, which helped me become a better teacher. I have never embarked on such an intense learning experience, one that is self-driven with discovery, failure, and success. — Tammy Vann, Elementary ESL Program Support Teacher/English Language Learner Curriculum Coordinator
PDC Calendar (PDF)
Answers to your PDC questions
- What is PDC and who is the PDC for?
- How will PDC benefit me?
- How is the PDC unique?
- What districts in Wisconsin currently compensate for PDC?
- How do I apply to the PDC Program
- Who do I contact with questions or for more information?
The Accomplished Educator Professional Development Certificate (PDC) program is a component of the Institute for Learning Partnership at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for teacher and pupil services re-licensure. It is designed to meet a demand from teachers, pupil services personnel, and districts to provide a responsive and practical structure for continuing professional growth and improved student learning. The program utilizes a constructivist learning theory of professional development in which candidates work in collegial groups to develop and master their own individual learning plans, action research projects, and portfolio submissions. It is also guided by the National Teaching Standards. The PDC program, which started during the summer of 1999, is suitable for experienced educators at any stage of their career- before or after completion of master's degree studies.
- Growth as a reflective practitioner
- Enhance and transform your teaching and professional abilities
- Compensation by partner districts for the completion of your PDC
- Option for license renewal through DPI
- Enhance networking and collegial relationships with other professionals
- Increase your leadership capacity as a professional
- PDC completion counts for 9 credits toward UW-Green Bay Masters in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning Program
The PDC is unique and different from other professional development programs in that it is self-paced and individualized. The focus of the experience is based on student learning in your classroom with your children. Action research is conducted in your classroom or your school. You document your research in a portfolio that will include the planning, results, and learning of your action research throughout your journey. The school districts involved are confident that through this program you will transform the way you teach.
(Consult with your district first)
- Green Bay Area Schools
- De Pere Area Schools
- West De Pere Area Schools
- Pulaski Community School
- Manitowoc Area Schools
- Sheboygan Area Schools
- Two Rivers Area Schools
- Kiel Area Schools
If you would like to apply for the PDC program or if you would like more detailed information, please follow the link to Brochure/Application