College of Education

West Chester University

302 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call: (610) 436-2321
Fax : (610) 436-3102
Email: kcrouse@wcupa.edu


Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs)

Specialized Professional Associations are national organizations representing teachers, professional education faculty, and other school personnel who teach a specific subject matter (e.g., mathematics or social studies), teach students at a specific developmental level (i.e., early childhood, elementary, middle level, or secondary), teach students with specific needs (e.g., bilingual education or special education), administer schools (e.g., principals or superintendents), or provide services to students (e.g., school counselors or school psychologists). Standards developed by SPAs describe what professionals in the field should know and be able to do. 

Programs at WCU are either accredited or nationally recognized by their SPAs.

Accredited Programs

   Program Name

Link to SPA website

Link to Standards
   Counselor Education CACREP  www.cacrep.org Standards
   Communicative Disorders ASHA www.asha.org Standards
   Music Education NASM http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/ Standards

 

Nationally Recognized Programs in the College of Education

   Program Name

Link to SPA website

Link to Standards
   Early Childhood Education
   (program to end on Aug. 31, 2013)
NAEYC www.naeyc.org Standards
   Early Grades Preparation NAEYC www.naeyc.org Standards

   Elementary Education
   (program to end on Aug. 31, 2013)

ACEI www.acei.org Standards
   Literacy IRA www.reading.org Standards
   Middle Grades Preparation AMLE www.amle.org Standards
   Special Education CEC www.cec.sped.org Standards

 

Nationally Recognized Programs in Other Colleges in the Unit

   Program Name

Link to SPA website

Link to Standards
   English NCTE www.ncte.org Standards
   Foreign Languages
ACTFL www.actfl.org Standards
   Mathematics NCTM www.nctm.org Standards

   Science

NSTA www.nsta.org Standards
   Social Studies NCSS www.socialstudies.org Standards
   Health and Physical Education

AAHPERD www.aahperd.org

AAHE www.aahperd.org/AAHE

Standards