College of Education
West Chester University
302 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call: (610) 436-2321
Fax : (610) 436-3102
Strategically located at the center of the mid-Atlantic business and education corridor in southeastern Pennsylvania, West Chester University is a comprehensive institution of 12,000 students with one-third of them inteacher preparation programs. West Chester University is the flagship university among the 14 institutions that comprise the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and graduates more teachers each year than any other university in Pennsylvania.
The Institute for Educational Excellence and Entrepreneurship (3E Institute) is an outreach initiative of the College of Education that works collaboratively with WCU faculty and students, K-12 educators and schools, business and industry, organizations and the community. The Institute identifies, supports, and mentors entrepreneurial educators who collaborate with colleagues, parents, businesses, and the community to meet the educational needs of all students.
Teacher Education Curriculum Reform – This initiative was developed under a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), with the overarching goal of preparing educators to change systems, build coalitions, organize resources and use opportunities to improve teaching and learning.
Educator 500 – identifies, rewards, and supports entrepreneurial educators who develop innovative projects and programs that incorporate collaboration, business partnerships, and parent/community involvement.
WCU Student Teacher Educator 500 – WCU students demonstrate the rudiments of Educator 500 as creator or participating instructor of a school learning project completed during their student teaching semester. They compete for a prize to the project judged the winner by a WCU faculty panel.
3E Institute Website – portal to the 3E learning community. The Educator 500 database of 300 projects is accessed through the website. Also, look for posts of the latest 3E news, articles, archives, resources and other information. The website is the platform for launching 3E Ignition e-newsletters and other 3E messaging.
Business and Community Involvement
To learn more about the 3E Institute and become part of the community, contact:
Sally A. Winterton, D. Ed.
(Interim Associate Dean)
201 Recitation Hall
The Institute for Educational Excellence and Entrepreneurship,
703 South High Street, West Chester University, West CHester, PA 19383