The Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) is one of nine regional professional development centers established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Funding for the RPDC is provided through an annual contract with DESE and participating school districts within the RPDC region. We are located on the University of Missouri campus and are an outreach unit within the College of Education & Human Development.
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Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center, RPDC, an outreach unit of the University of Missouri College of Education, serves 57 school districts in 200+ buildings in the central/east region of the state, covering Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Howard, Lincoln, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, and Warren counties

The Heart of Missouri RPDC serves public schools in the following counties:

  • Audrain
  • Boone
  • Callaway
  • Camden
  • Cole
  • Cooper
  • Gasconade
  • Howard
  • Lincoln
  • Miller
  • Moniteau
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan
  • Osage
  • Warren

Professional development training is primarily provided at the Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd., Columbia, MO, as well as online and on site in schools.