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Graduate Studies

Early and Middle Grades Education

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Graduate Studies

Address:
McKelvie Hall
102 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763
Email: gradstudy@wcupa.edu


Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm


Graduate Assistantships Information
Email: gradassistantships@wcupa.edu


Additional Contact Information

Early and Middle Grades Education

Programs

  • Middle Grades Preparation (MGP)
    Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program Leading to Pennsylvania Level I Teaching Certificate Grades 4 through 8

Admissions

Candidates apply for admission to the Middle Grades Preparation Program through the Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education at West Chester University. Application forms are available on-line on the West Chester University web page. Click on "Departments," then "Graduate Studies," and go to "Apply Now!" As part of the application process, candidates must submit the following materials:

  • a professional goals statement;
  • two recommendations;
  • official academic transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended, demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and
  • a copy of a passing score on the PDE mandated content test related to a concentration in either math, science, or social studies.

Other Important Information

  • The Department of Early and Middle Grades Education offers a flexible program leading to Pennsylvania Level I Certification. Certification in Grades 4 through 8 is granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Grades 4 through 8 program is designed for candidates who a) have completed a BA or BS degree in an area other than education, or b) hold a teaching certificate in another grade range or in a content area.