Center for Professional Development
Preparing Competent, Compassionate, Collaborative, and Committed Leaders


The Center for Professional Development has the responsibility of providing all formal field experiences, observation/participation, directed teaching, and internships for persons wishing to enter the education profession. Observation and participation experiences are provided for freshman, sophomore, and junior-level students. Student teaching and internship experiences are provided for senior-level and graduate students.


The Center for Professional Development in the School of Education supports all teacher education programs in the schools of Education, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology, and Social Work. The mission of the Center for Professional Development is to provide quality services that support the preparation of educators to work in the P-12 schools. Read more

CPD Schedule

The CPD schedule includes notes to teacher candidates as well as the calendar of events. CPD Schedule

The Observation Process

For information pertaining to "The Observation Process" for Level I (10 Hours) Observation and Level II (20 Hours) Observation/Participation Field Experiences, please view the video.