Southwest Regional Professional Development Center

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Welcome to the Southwest Regional Professional Development Center (SWRPDC)! This is one of nine regional professional development centers in Missouri, partially funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), serving teachers, administrators, and schools.



All trainings meet the No Child Left Behind(NCLB) Act of 2001 requirements for high quality professional development.
Title I and Title II may be used as a funding source for trainings.

For your convenience, all weather-related annoucements and workshop cancellations will be posted on Facebook!


Office location: Park Central Office Building (PCOB 250), 117 Park Central Ave., Springfield, MO 

Phone: 800-735-3702       or      Fax: 417-836-7674 

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Our mission is to build the capacity of educators and schools to maximize student performance through high-quality professional development. Working in collaboration with southwest Missouri school districts, the Southwest RPDC provides facilitation and support services, through a network of individuals with content area and practical expertise. Our collaborative work focuses on enhancing the quality of both teacher and administrator practice for effective educational planning and programming to raise student achievement.