College of Education

West Chester University

302 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call: (610) 436-2321
Fax : (610) 436-3102

Must be a U.S. Citizen OR hold a permanent resident visa to become certified in PA

General Information

Mrs. Gail Habbersett

Mrs. Gail Habbersett

Director of Professional  Education, Certification and Compliance
302 Recitation Hall*
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2426
Fax: 610-436-3102

*Recitation Hall is an interior building located in the academic Quad between High Street and Church Street.

Please contact the Certification Office for information about:

  • PA Teacher Certification  Application Process
  • Out of State Verification Process
  • Final Signatures for Approved Program of Study (APS) forms - post baccalaureate requirement
  • Administration of Pennsylvania Tests
WCU Certification: Links to Resources  
1. PA Tests (Praxis and PECT) 5. Student Dispositions
2. Formal Admission to Teacher Education 6. LiveText
3. Clearances 7. Community Service
4. Field Placement/ Student Teaching 8. Finding a Certification Program