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About Our Professional Development School (PDS) Programs

The program has been designed to create learning communities that function as collaborative partnerships between a school/school district and Centenary University. In doing so, the program offers win-win-win opportunities for P-12 learners, pre-service teachers, and in-service teachers.

Centenary University is actively engaged in the national movement promoting Professional Development School (PDS) collaboration, and is continuing to encourage and promote relationships that will help ensure quality field placements for our student teacher interns and on-going professional growth of educators.

PDS Degree, Certification, and Licensure Programs

The following programs are able to receive the PDS Benefits:

  • Supervisor Licensure
  • Ed. D. in Educational Leadership
  • M.Ed. in Educational Practice
  • M.Ed. in Reading with NJ Reading Specialist Certification
  • M.A. in Instructional Leadership – Supervisor Licensure
  • M.A. in Educational Leadership – Principal Licensure
  • M.A. in Special Education
  • M.A. in Special Education including Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification
  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities (certification only)

PDS Program Coordinator

Dr. Timothy Frederiks

(908) 852-1400 ext. 2285

Dr. Timothy Frederiks

Dr. Timothy Frederiks

Dr. Frederiks is a graduate of Seton Hall University with the following degrees B.S. (1974), M.A. (1975), Ed.S. (2000) and Ed.D. (2004).  He has served as a Teacher, Department Chairperson, Supervisor, Director and Superintendent during his 38 year career in public education. In addition, he coached various high school sports and advised many different school based activities. He holds NJ certification as a Social Studies and Mathematics teacher, Supervisor, Media Specialist and School Administrator.

Dr. Frederiks was awarded the NJ Fellow Award from the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities for his work with assistive and adaptive technologies in 2003. In 2010, he was honored with the Joel Kobert award for college teaching for his work as an adjunct in the Education Department at Centenary University.  He remains active in the Warren County Superintendent’s Roundtable Association and as a retired member of NJASA and ASCD.  He resides in Parsippany with his wife and five children.

The PDS Learning Community

Class Locations

Professional Development Schools
(PDS) Discount Waiver Form

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