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The Office of School-University Partnerships and Clinical Experiences (SUPCE) works to facilitate positive collaborative relationships between USC's educator preparation programs and over one hundred forty P-12 schools in Columbia and surrounding communities.

The office places practicum and internship candidates in Partnership Sites interested in mentoring future educators and also orchestrates professional development and research projects with a limited number of Professional Development Schools. In addition, SUPCE serves as the link between the university and local Teacher Cadet programs designed to introduce high school students to the teaching profession.

NAPDS Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement

The USC PDS Network was recognized in March as one of the 2010 recipients of the National Association for Professional Development School’s Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement. The award recognizes Professional Development School relationships for their ongoing contributions to the mission and vision of the National Association for Professional Development Schools in creating and sustaining genuine collaborative partnerships between P-12 and higher education which shapes educator leadership and practice. Selection for the award is based on the school-university collaboration meeting the NAPDS’s Nine Essentials of PDS work detailed in the April 2008 NAPDS statement titled “What It Means to be a Professional Development School.” (Click for Full Article)

  Roy Blakeney, Paul Chaplin, Kathy Evans, and Pam Powell accept the NAPDS Award on behalf of the USC PDS Network

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