The secondary PDS program offers teacher candidates the opportunity to complete their final year (including clinical and student teaching experiences) at one placement site. The secondary PDS program is available to candidates who plan on completing their clinical experiences in the fall semester and student teaching in the spring. Check with your department to see if the PDS program is offered for your major. Candidates must complete required coursework (TCH 212) and obtain the necessary documents including a TB test and criminal background check to be eligible for this program.
Full year immersion in a public school setting (32-week classroom experience)
Secondary PDS Coordinator
Central Illinois: Heart of Illinois Rural Consortium
Dr. Robyn Seglem
Normal Illinois: McLean County Unit District 5
Dr. Allison Meyer
Peoria, Illinois: Peoria Public School District 150
Applications accepted 9/15/2017 – 9/23/2017 for the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 PDS year.
Professional Development Showcase
Circus Room, Bone Student Center
September 12, 2017, 9am–3pm
Meet with representatives from the various Professional Development Schools affiliated with Illinois State University
Clinical Experiences are started as early as freshman year and completed before student teaching.
Apply to student teaching fall of junior year and complete during final semester.