Each year, teacher candidates are able to apply for a PDS undergraduate representative position (PDS Rep) at Buffalo State. Serving as a PDS Rep is a rewarding, collaborative, and educational experience through which students build their resumes, develop their teacher candidate voice, and take advantage of opportunities for professional development and networking.
PDS Reps PDS organize monthly meetings, prepare for special events such as the annual PDS conference, and assist with orientation. PDS Reps also conduct and present educational research of their choice at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) conference in the spring - research that can then be presented at future conferences as students continue to build their resumes and professional portfolios. Representatives selected through the application and interview process serve a 1.5 year term.
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