College of Education

West Chester University

251 Francis Harvey Green Library
West Chester University
West Chester, PA, 19383
(610) 436-3090


Field Placement and Student Teaching

This office places candidates majoring in early grades(EGP), middle grades(MGP), secondary and special education in their early field and student teaching experiences in 50 school districts located in the Philadelphia area.

PA law requires students to present current criminal clearances to school district administrators at the onset of any field experience. Please allow ample time (at least 6 weeks) to obtain all of your clearances.

Courses Requiring Clearances

Mandatory Pre-Registration for Student Teaching

Students majoring in EGP, MGP, Special Education duals including Special Education/Content Area and Secondary Education MUST attend, one year prior to their student teaching semester, a pre-registration meeting.  Below is the meeting schedule for Fall 2015 student teaching containing the links to register for a specific date and time.

Fall 2015 Pre-Registration Meeting Schedule

Contact Information

James B. Price, Ph.D., Director
251 Francis Harvey Green Library
West Chester University
West Chester, PA, 19383
(610) 436-3090
E-mail: jprice@wcupa.edu

Judy McKeeman, Administrative Assistant, jmckeeman@wcupa.edu, 610–436–3425

Lynne Curyto, Administrative Assistant, lcuryto@wcupa.edu, 610–436–3090

Additional Links

The links below provide useful information for teacher education candidates.

Health Assessment Form EGP 322

Health and Physical Education Manual 2013

Early and Middle Grades Education Student Teaching Handbook 2014-15

Secondary Education Teacher Candidate Handbook Fall-Spring 2014-2015

Special Education Student Teaching Handbook Fall-Spring 2014-2015

Pennsylvania Department of Education
http://www.pde.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)
http://www.psea.org