Professional Development

The central source for professional development

The Professional Development Office (PDO) is the central source for professional development services provided by the Graduate Division. PDO extends the Graduate Division’s commitment to promoting teacher and leader lifelong professional development in informal and formal educational settings, including on-site trainings.

Our professional development staff will consult with you about your objectives to tailor a program to best fits your needs. To schedule a consultation, please email

Scroll over the above tabs for more information on our institutes, ongoing programs and events. Please also visit our Continuing Professional Studies page for short-format courses.

Evaluations from Recent Events

Introduction to the Bank Street Philosophy a Two-Day Conference for Early Childhood Educators

"The conference was both motivating and specific. It was extremely practical and inspiring."

"Thank you for a wonderful, informative conference!"

"Everything that was presented was practical and relevant. I enjoyed the interactive opportunities."

Featured: Kerlin Science Institute 2015-2016

Kerlin is a year-long, credit-bearing professional development program for K-12 teachers aimed at enhancing the content knowledge and inquiry-oriented science teaching strategies of school teachers.

This year the content focus will be ecology.

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