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Professional & Secondary Education


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Professional & Secondary Education

Wayne Hall 502
125 W. Rosedale Ave
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2958
Fax: 610-436-3102

The Department of Professional and Secondary Education provides both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as teaching certification programs. More specifically, the Department offers coursework in such areas as educational foundations, educational research, educational psychology, assessment and measurement, instructional technology, and environmental education. Other areas include secondary field experience, methods, and student teaching. Courses are offered every semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Philosophy Statement

We Believe...

  • Learning and teaching are active, collaborative, constructive, and continuous processes that enable faculty and students to reflect upon and analyze their own learning and teaching.
  • Direct Experience in learning situations is essential.
  • Learners should engage in developmentally appropriate activities that are meaningful and authentic.
  • High standards of scholarship are essential for both faculty and students to remain at the forefront of sound educational practice and change.


The purpose of the program is to prepare teachers who will apply knowledge of the learner, content, pedagogy, and self to make appropriate decisions regarding students, curriculum, and instructional strategies. The program will encourage the development of practitioners who engage in continual reflection and analysis leading to life-long, professional growth and commitment to active participation in their schools and communities.