108B Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
The mission of the Literacy department is to prepare undergraduates, graduates, and professional educators to be reflective educational professionals who facilitate the development and learning of all students as they lead, support and meet the changing educational needs in their communities.
The Literacy Department’s vision is aligned to the University’s vision and the College of Education’s conceptual framework. We are committed to learning that is a result of the intersection of vision and practice and context in preparing literacy educators. The organizing theme of the framework, Teaching and Learning in Context, not only reflects an integrated set of overarching principles and values that give shape to the structures and processes of our programs but also places all professional education programs within the larger context of the West Chester University mission of providing “high‐quality undergraduate education programs.” The conceptual framework (bold text below) identifies five essential principles; the literacy department elaborated on those principles as we developed our vision. We prepare teachers and other school professionals who—
The Department of Literacy prepares its Reading Specialist and Master of Education in Reading candidates to meet the unit outcomes and standards of the following: