Professional Development Initiatives (PDI)


The Professional Development Initiatives (PDI) will no longer offer programming as of May 1, 2020. Courses scheduled for November 21, 2019, through April 30, 2020, will run as planned.

Although we can no longer offer graduate credit, the Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement will continue to offer professional development opportunities such as cultural competency workshops and Minnesota teacher relicensure seminars. Please contact The Center directly for further information.

Graduate Professional Development for Educators

Professional development courses for those seeking graduate credits towards relicensure and/or for elective courses for master’s-level degree programs.

Course Catalog

Collaborative Partners and Courses

Graduate credit aligned with the professional development provided by partnered schools & agencies.

Relicensure Seminars

Seminars which cover state-required areas of study for teacher re-licensure, held each semester.

Contact Us

Professional Development Initiatives
700 Terrace Heights #74
Winona, MN 55987-1399


Local Number: 507-457-6636
Toll Free Number: 877-218-4755
Fax Number: 507-457-6624

Teresa Taylor

Teresa Taylor

Executive Director, Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH172
Campus Box: # 28
(612) 238-4573

Michelle Reuter

Michelle Reuter

Program Coordinator

Professional Development Initiatives

The Heights, HT202
Campus Box: #74

Rebecca Accettura

Rebecca Accettura

Graduate School of Education Coordinator

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH
Campus Box: # 28
(612) 728-5107


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