Professional development schools

Professional Development Schools (PDS) are schools that have joined with a university to accomplish educational goals that are mutually beneficial to each. A PDS is a collaboratively planned and implemented partnership for the academic and clinical preparation of teacher candidates and the continuous professional development of teachers. The design of a PDS partnership is based on outcomes for the PreK-12 students in the school with collaborative staff development and pre-service teacher preparation centered on those outcomes.  At a PDS, University courses are held within the school context.  These schools are clinical sites where cohorts of teacher candidates participate in structured learning experiences as part of their professional education programs.

There is a formal agreement between the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the participating school district. These agreements include the following purposes:

  • Exemplary instruction and other educational experiences for PK-12 students
  • Preparation of teachers and other school based educators
  • Professional development of teachers and other school based educators
  • Applied inquiry designed to improve practice

Field I

Prairie View Elementary

Prairie View Elementary School

School District: Holmen
School Website: Prairie View Elementary
UWL Liaison
Ann Epstein 
Program: EC-MC
Course: EDS 402 (concurrent EDS 413, EDS 418)

Viking Elementary

Viking Elementary School

School District: Holmen
School Website: Viking Elementary
UWL Liaison
: Ann Epstein
Program: EC-MC
Course:  EDS 402 (concurrent with EDS 413, EDS 418)

Eagle Bluff Elementary

Eagle Bluff Elementary School

School District: Onalaska
School Website: Eagle Bluff Elementary
UWL Liaison
: Rita Chen
Program: EC-MC, MC-EA/EME
Course: EDS 402 (concurrent with EDS 413, EDS 418)

Northern Hills Elementary

Northern Hills Elementary School

School District: Onalaska
School Website: Northern Hills Elementary
UWL Liaison
: Yuko Iwai
ProgramEC-MC, MC-EA/EME
Course: EDS 402 (concurrent with EDS 413, EDS 418)

Northside Elementary/Coulee Montessori

Northside Elementary School

School District: La Crosse
School Websites: Northside Elementary, Coulee Montessori
UWL Liaison
: Tricia Cichosz
ProgramEC-MC, MC-EA/EME
Course:  EDS 402 (concurrent with EDS 413, EDS 418)

Hamilton Elementary/SOTA I

Hamilton Elementary/SOTA I

School District: La Crosse
School Websites: Hamilton Elementary, School of Technology and the Arts (SOTA) I
UWL Liaison: Matt McParker
ProgramEC-MC, MC-EA/EME
Course:  EDS 402 (concurrent with EDS 413, EDS 418)

Onalaska Middle School

Onalaska Middle School

School District: Onalaska
School Website: Onalaska Middle School
UWL Liaisons: Matt Chedister and Hanadi Shatara 
Programs: STEP (Middle & High School Education) - English, Math, Sciences, Social Studies
Courses: ENG 355, MTH 454, BIO/CHM/PHY 454, HIS 304

West Salem Middle School

West Salem Middle School

School District: West Salem
School Website: West Salem Middle School
UWL Liaisons
: Matt Chedister and Hanadi Shatara 
Programs: STEP (Middle & High School Education) - English, Math, Sciences, Social Studies
Courses: ENG 355, MTH 454, BIO/CHM/PHY 454, HIS 304

Field II

Emerson Elementary

Emerson Elementary School

City: La Crosse
School Website: Emerson Elementary
UWL Liaison
: Crystal Brokopp
Program: EC-MC
Course: EDS 445 (concurrent with EDS 421, EDS 422) 

Summit Environmental School

Summit Environmental School

City: La Crosse
School Website: Summit Environmental School
UWL Liaison
: Crystal Brokopp
Program: EC-MC
Course: EDS 445 (concurrent with EDS 421, EDS 422)

Southern Bluffs Elementary

Southern Bluffs Elementary School

School District: La Crosse
School Website: Southern Bluffs Elementary
UWL Liaison
: Heidi Masters
Program: EC-MC
Course: EDS 445 (concurrent with EDS 421, EDS 422)

Hintgen Elementary

Hingten Elementary School

School District: La Crosse
School Website: Hintgen Elementary
UWL Liaison
: Heidi Masters
Program: EC-MC
Course: EDS 445 (concurrent with EDS 421, EDS 422)

Longfellow Middle School

Longfellow Middle School

School District: La Crosse 
School Website: Longfellow Middle School
UWL Liaison
: Tammy Chandler
Program: MC-EA & EME programs
Course: EDS 446 (concurrent with EDS 421, EDS 422, EDS 452)

Lincoln Middle School/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori Adolescent Program

Lincoln Middle School

School District: La Crosse
School Websites: Lincoln Middle School, School of Technology and the Arts (SOTA) II, Coulee Montessori Adolescent Program
UWL Liaison
: Lisa Pitot
Programs: MC-EA & EME programs
Course: EDS 446 (concurrent with EDS 421, EDS 422, EDS 452)

Logan Middle School

Logan Middle School

School District: La Crosse
School Website: Logan Middle School
UWL Liaison
: Leslie Rogers
Program: MC-EA & EME programs
Course: EDS 446 (concurrent with EDS 421, EDS 422, EDS 452)

Central High School

Central High School

School District: La Crosse
School Website: Central High School
UWL Liaisons:
Matt Chedister and Hanadi Shatara
Programs:
STEP (Middle & High School Education) - English, Math, Sciences, Social Studies
Courses:
ENG 455, MTH 455, BIO/CHM/PHY 455, HIS 419

Logan High School

Logan High School

School District: La Crosse
School Website: Logan High School
UWL Liaisons:
Matt Chedister and Hanadi Shatara
Programs:
STEP (Middle & High School Education) - English, Math, Sciences, Social Studies
Courses:
ENG 455, MTH 455, BIO/CHM/PHY 455, HIS 419