Professional Development Center

The Professional Development Center (PDC) is an outreach agent of the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD)
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The Professional Development Center (PDC) is the outreach agent of the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) of the University of Southern Maine.

We work collaboratively with SEHD departments and programs, the Southern Maine Partnership, the  , K-12 schools, human resource organizations, non-profit organizations and professional associations. We develop, implement, and administer credit and non-credit courses, workshops, and institutes to supplement and expand professional development opportunities.

News & Events

Attend this educational forum to hear from teams of educators from three Smarter Balanced pilot sites as they share what they learned and how they are preparing for the spring 2015 tests.
Summer registration is going on now! Is there a content area that you need for recertification? Or a requirement for an endorsement? Check out our summer listings, we have many courses to meet your professional development needs!
In March we have two very exciting conferences that will be held on the Portland Campus! Building Community to Support Students in Distress - March 7 Proficiency-based Diplomas II: Graduation Standards and Performance Indicators - March 31 We hope to see you there!

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Fall courses and workshops are now available! Please visit our Fall 2014 Offerings. We have a new list of Best Practices in Applied Psychology workshops available!

Check out the SEHD fall fundraiser: Getting Smarter about Smarter Balanced Assessments

5th Annual PBIS Conference  |  Friday, November 7  |  Augusta Civic Center ~ registration going on now!!

Spring 2015

We are offering even more Best Practices in Applied Psychology workshops in the spring!