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College of Education & Social Work

Certification Programs

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College of Education & Social Work

422 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

General Information: 610-436-2321

Candidate Services: 610-436-2999
Certification Information: 610-436-2321
Clearances: 610-436-2999
Clinical Experiences: 610-436-3090
Deans Office: 610-436-2321
Professional Testing Center: 610-436-2413



To receive information about completing an educator preparation program to teach in PA, review the departmental website and contact the departmental representative listed below:

Department Contact Phone
Biology Dr. Greg Turner 610-436-3009
Chemistry Dr. John Townsend 610-436-1063
Communication Sciences and Disorders Dr. Jennifer Means 610-436-3447
Earth and Space Science/General Science Dr. Christopher Roemmele  610-436-2108
Early and Middle Grades Education*    
Post Baccalaureate Teacher Cert Non-Degree Dr. Vicky Patton 610-436-3323
M.Ed. Applied Studies in Teaching and Learning Dr. Heather Leaman 610-436-3323
Undergraduate Dr. Laura Renzi 610-436-1040
Graduate Dr. Eleanor Shevlin 610-436-2745
Post Baccalaureate Teacher Cert Dr. Gabrielle Halko 610-436-2371
Foreign Languages Dr. W. Keith Corbitt 610-436-2700
Geography/Social Studies** Dr. Dottie Ives-Dewey 610-436-2746
Health & Physical Education Dr. Fran Cleland 610-436-2145
History/Social Studies** Dr. Brent Ruswick 610-436-2248
Literacy/Reading Specialist Dr. Diane Santori 610-436-6905
Undergraduate Second Degree Dr. Daniel Ilaria 610-436-3248
Undergraduate Music Ed. Major Dr. Marci Major 610-436-3030
Physics Dr. Jeffrey Sudol 610-436-2572
Political Science/Social Studies** Dr. Jenna Becker Kane 610-436-6942
School Counseling    
Graduate Coordinator Dr. Eric Owens 610-436-2559 x2554 
Program Coordinator Dr. Bridget Asempapa 610-436-2559 x2547
School Nurse Dr. Megan Mraz 610-430-4408
Special Education    
Undergraduate Dr. Claire Verden 610-738-0514
Graduate Dr. Christy Hicks 610-436-3067
TESL Dr. Esther Smidt 610-738-0410

* Formerly Elementary/Early Childhood Education 
** The social studies Post Baccalaureate teacher certification program has been indefinitely suspended.

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