Welcome to the Center for Professional Practice (CPP)! Located in 303 Hawkins Hall, CPP is a service office in the College of Education at Towson University. We work with all educator preparation programs at Towson. The major purpose of the Center is to assist in the placement of TU students in a variety of field settings and to assist departments in developing, supporting and sustaining Professional Development Schools (PDS).
CPP is Towson's official conduit to Maryland school systems for field and clinical experiences, including our extensive PDS Network. Our team is available year-round to provide support to our many constituents involved with our initial certification programs for educators.
The CPP Director and staff work closely with students, department chairs, faculty and school district personnel to provide field experiences that will help Towson University’s future teachers become facilitators of active learning for diverse and inclusive populations.
View our handbook which provides modules for all of our partners engaged in teacher preparation in the public schools. Please note that the table of contents is navigable. Just point and click on the page number you want to go directly to the desired section without scrolling through the document.
- Professional Development Schools Handbook: A Resource Guide for School-Based Practitioners, University Faculty and Interns (PDF) *Updated as of August 25, 2016
CPP is also the central point of coordination for the education unit’s comprehensive data collection and dissemination related to field experiences and PDS. These data are used by individual departments in annual strategic planning, and the trend data are publically posted on the College of Education website.
The Center for Professional Practice works to strengthen ties across all of our campus programs and school system partners. It is important to keep our ties strong within this community in order to continue to provide collaborative leadership and high quality experiences in the schools for our teacher candidates and the students they teach.