Professional Development Center

Customized Program Options

Professional Development Center (PDC) meets all unique needs! 

The PDC is the inservice agent of the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) of the University of Southern Maine. Our mission is to provide innovative and sustained professional development that enables PK-12 educators and school communities to serve the needs of their students.

Cohort Programs

Bring USM courses and programs onsite to your school district or organization
  • The PDC offers a unique opportunity for school districts and organizations to learn together by creating cohorts.
  • In partnership with schools and organizations and USM faculty, we can deliver any School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) graduate degree and certificate program at your school district site OR we will work with you to design a customized program.
  • Visit our Cohorts Offered page for more information and for a listing of current and recent examples.

Course Design

Can't find an existing course or program that fits your needs? Design your own!
  • We can work with you to design and administer new graduate courses. To start the process of proposing a new course, contact for more information.


Attend or create workshops through the PDC
  • We review proposals and approve CEUs according to national CEU standards. To apply for CEUs for your program/workshop, please visit our Applying for CEUs page.

  • We also host standalone workshops and institutes, often co-sponsored by or in collaboration with other organizations. Contact us at if you would like to collaborate.