College of Education

West Chester University

302 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call: (610) 436-2321
Fax : (610) 436-3102

Must be a U.S. Citizen OR hold a permanent resident visa to become certified in PA

General Information


Mrs. Gail Habbersett

Mrs. Gail Habbersett

Director of Professional  Education, Certification and Compliance
302 Recitation Hall*
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2426
Fax: 610-436-3102

*Recitation Hall is an interior building located in the academic Quad between High Street and Church Street.

Please contact the Certification Office for information about:

  • PA Teacher Certification  Application Process
  • Out of State Verification Process
  • Final Signatures for Approved Program of Study (APS) forms - post baccalaureate requirement
  • Administration of Pennsylvania Tests
WCU Certification: Links to Resources  
1. PA Tests (Praxis and PECT) 5. Student Dispositions
2. Formal Admission to Teacher Education 6. PDE Support (Live Chat)
3. Clearances 7. Community Service
4. Field Placement/ Student Teaching 8. Finding a Certification Program