Professional Development Plan
The Program of Study (POS) for your specialization and the
Professional Development Plan (PDP) help you to become familiar with the
courses you will take, when they will be completed, and how the degree program
fits into your overall academic and professional goals. For this Assignment,
you write a Professional Development Plan to submit to the Week 5 Assignment
Throughout your degree program you will create a
professional portfolio. In each course, one Assignment will be designated for
inclusion in your portfolio. This portfolio provides a rich opportunity to
evidence your growth as a scholar-practitioner. For this course, your PDP will
serve as the artifact for your Portfolio.
Note: As you progress through the program, ensure that you
save all of your portfolio assignments on your computer and to backup those
files to a secure device such as a flash drive or external hard drive. You will
have a variety of Instructors throughout your program, and it is your
responsibility to save these assignments for your portfolio.
TIP: Create a new folder for each course on your computerâ€™s
hard drive using the course number and title. Within each course folder, create
an additional folder and label it â€œPortfolio.â€ Then, save the Portfolio
assignment with a clear title such as â€œProfessional Development Plan.â€
Review the information on the Program of Study (POS) and
Professional Development Plan (PDP) presented in this week’s Learning
Review the Week 5 Assignment Rubric presented in this week’s
Develop your Professional Development Plan (PDP) following
the example presented in the Learning Resources and the assignment grading
rubric criteria. Ensure that all content required is included in paper.
By Day 7
Utilizing Microsoft Word, begin by formatting the paper in
correct APA (i.e. title page, double space, Times New Roman size 12 font,
headers, page numbers, headings).
To ensure that all content required is included in the
paper, review Week 5 Professional Development Plan assignment rubric and the
Professional Development Plan example.
Write your PDP using scholarly writing, correct grammar, and
proper APA citations. Review the APA Basics Checklist: Citations, Reference
List, and Style to make sure that your citations are correct. This document
should represent your best professional effort.