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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Department of Early and Middle Grades Education

West Chester, PA

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Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Early and Middle Grades Education is located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) Applied studies in teaching and learning
(Teaching Certificate) Grades 4-8
Master of Education (M Ed) Early childhood education Accomplished teacher
Master of Education (M Ed) Early childhood education Program administrator
(Teaching Certificate) Grades preK-4

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 61
Other Advanced Degrees 19

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Teacher research project, portfolio

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

52
Applied
44
Accepted
27
Enrolled
85%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Certification (for applied studies in teaching and learning track); one year of full time teaching; minimum GPA of 3.0
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

103
Total Graduate Students
79%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
20%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.88%
Black or African American 12.62%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0.97%

Gender

Male (12%)
Female (87%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cooperative learning, creative expression and critical thinking, teacher research, learning styles, middle school education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Karen Johnson
Chair
Email: kjohnson@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-3545
Fax: 610-436-3102

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