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Middle Road Professional Development School

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The Professional Development School established by the Monmouth University School of Education and the Middle Road School (Hazlet Township) is a learning-centered community that endeavors to collaboratively promote and sustain: effective teaching and learning experiences which focus on the achievement of our students (pre K -16); mutual responsibility for the preparation of teacher candidates; professional growth opportunities for pre-service and in-service teachers, university faculty, and administrators; and inquiry, research, reflection, and “best practices.”

Mission Statement

The Professional Development School established by the Monmouth University School of Education and the Middle Road School (Hazlet Township) is a learning-centered community that endeavors to collaboratively promote and sustain:

  1. Effective teaching and learning experiences which focus on the achievement of our students (pre K -16).
  2. Mutual responsibility for the preparation of teacher candidates.
  3. Professional growth opportunities for pre-service and in-service teachers, university faculty, and administrators
  4. Inquiry, research, reflection, and “best practices.”

PDS Belief Statements

Our PDS partners share a common vision of effective teaching and learning grounded in research and best practice. Furthermore, we believe that:

  • We are a professional learning community dedicated to the success of all our students and faculty.
  • Student learning is the main focus of our collaborative work.
  • Continuous, high quality professional development positively impacts student learning.
  • We have a shared responsibility to the high quality preparation of future educators.
  • Our mutual focus on inquiry, reflection, innovation, and “best practices” will result in increased student achievement.