Early and Middle Grades Education

Early and Middle Grades Education Office
106B Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call 610-436-2944
FAX: 610-436-3102

News and Notes

News and Notes  

 Internal Transfer Information

For those students who wish to transfer into Early Grades Preparation and Middle Grades Preparation

Students seeking internal transfer must have earned a minimum of 27 college-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80. Students with 48 or more earned credits must have achieved passing scores, as established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), on PAPA*  and must have completed college-level studies in English composition (three credits).

Application materials will be accepted from:

  • April 21 - May 1, 2014 [for students eligible at the conclusion of Spring 2014]
  • September 2 - September 12, 2014 [for students eligible at the conclusion of Summer 2014]

Please drop off the following materials to the graduate assistants in R 105A. Check the door for office hours.

  1.  A Change of Major form signed by your advisor and your current department chair. On your form, you must indicate whether you wish to transfer into Early Grades Preparation (EGP) or Middle Grades Preparation (MGP).  
  2.  A copy of your PAPA* scores if you have completed these tests (see PA test requirements and new options for passing).

Additional materials will not be accepted (ex. Personal letters)

Applications will be reviewed after Spring 2014 grades have been posted. Students will receive email notification of their admission status by June 10, 2014. Students admitted for Fall 2014 will receive instructions about course scheduling via email in June 2014.

Students not eligible for the June transfer window may apply during the next admission window: September 2 - September 12, 2014 for Spring 2015 admission.

Students who have completed Praxis I PPST examinations prior to April 2012 may use their passing Praxis I scores in lieu of PAPA.



 Come learn about our graduate programs:

  • M.Ed. in Applied Studies in Teaching and Learning
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
  • Certification in Middle Grades Preparation (Grades 4 – 8)
  • Certification in Early Grades Preparation (PreK- Grade 4)

Following is the information needed to attend:

When?          Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Time?           5:30 - 7:30 PM Session

Where?         Sykes Student Union Building

There is a campus map on the West Chester University website: http://wcupa.edu/campusmap/

Hope to see you at the Open House!