Professional & Secondary Ed


Professional and Secondary
Education Office
206C Recitation Hall
FAX: 610-436-3102

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the teacher education program at West Chester University is the preparation and continuing development of educational professionals in order to meet the needs of diverse student populations in the public schools and other education environments throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are committed to excellence in teacher education utilizing innovative curricular designs and fostering collaborative efforts in the schools and community. We are committed to preparing exemplary professionals to assume their roles and responsibilities as educators in a multicultural, global society; pursue personal and professional development opportunities; support the continuing improvement of our schools; assume leadership; and participate in the education community.

Program Outcomes

The current master degree program in Secondary Education has the following outcomes:

EDP 550 - Advanced Educational Psychology

Students will be able to summarize and synthesize the extant research concerning selected aspects of student cognition; students will incorporate the research-based information into their culminating action research project.

EDF 510 - Educational Foundations

The student will critically evaluate the social, political, and economic nature of education.

EDF 500 - Methods and Materials of Research in Education

The student will review and evaluate research articles and conduct research studies, if appropriate.