The PDS has received local, state and national awards for excellence:
2003 NYSATE/NYACTE Distinguished Program Award
Recognized as a statewide PDS leader, Buffalo State College's Teacher Education Programs recently received the 2003 NYSATE/NYACTE Distinguished Program Award for excellence in its Initial Elementary Education Program in collaboration with its Professional Development School Consortium. This outstanding program provides students majoring in elementary education with extensive classroom experience, based on a philosophy that teaching effectiveness is best learned through mentored immersion in the classroom. Our partners are guided by a common vision of teaching and learning, grounded in best practices. Teacher candidates, young students, college faculty, principals, and cooperating teachers all benefit from the multiple opportunities to learn in the context of our award winning PDS partnership.