Quincy's Special Education program includes extensive, field-based, hands-on learning in local schools, in foundational courses, and through clinical and practicum experiences prior to full-time teaching. Our Professional Development School (PDS) model puts you in a local classroom during your first education class and gives you progressively responsible roles as you hone your professional skills. You'll gain experience in public and private schools, working with all age levels and in all class sizes, becoming familiar with the full range of teacher responsibilities. In the PDS model, you'll build expertise with diverse instructional situations and populations, including high-need students. The result? A portfolio that shows you are ready to teach in academically and culturally varied settings, where flexibility and leadership are most needed.