Apply online now for Spring 2015!The MS CJ, Post Baccalaureate Certification in Special Education and M. Ed. In Special Education are accepting applications for Spring 2015. The MSW Program is accepting applications for Fall 2015.
Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. As completed applications are received, they are reviewed, decisions made, and the applicants notified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Prospective students are encouraged to apply now.
M.A. in Communication Studies
The MSW program in Philadelphia is a part-time MSW program. Classes meet one evening per week in state of the art classrooms at the Mellon Independence Center. Academic standards and requirements of the MSW program in Philadelphia are consistent with the West Chester program. All required courses (54 credits) must be completed at the Philadelphia campus. However, students may take elective credits at either the Philadelphia or West Chester University campus.
Requirements: Official transcripts from all colleges attended, 3-5 page personal statement, two letters of recommendation. Specific information on MSW Program admissions requirements can be found on the Master of Social Work website.
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice provides a high-quality, advanced education to part-time students (2-3 year program). The program is well-suited to working professionals and offers evening courses and selected online electives. Classes meet one evening a week in state of the art classrooms at the Mellon Independence Center, 701 Market Street. Academic standards and requirements of MS Criminal Justice program in Philadelphia are consistent with the West Chester program. Professors are seasoned professionals in their field of expertise and offer practical as well as academic excellence in the classroom. The program also serves as the basis for those planning to pursue doctoral degrees.
Requirements: An official transcript from all colleges attended and two letters of recommendation.
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The M. Ed in Special Education is advanced teacher preparation in special education. The 33 credit degree is offered as a blended (combination of in-person and on-line) part-time program in Center City. In keeping with West Chester's long standing quality and expertise in education, the prime mission of our nationally accredited program is to prepare advanced-level teachers who can synthesize and apply self-awareness and general knowledge of (a) foundations of the study of disability, (b) the learner with disabilities, (c) appropriate content for the learner with disabilities, and (d) effective classroom pedagogy.
Requirements: An official transcript from all colleges attended and two letters of recommendation. For applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0, students must submit satisfactory GRE or MAT scores at the 50th percentile.
Public school teaching in Pennsylvania requires certification. The Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Special Education is open to any student with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an expressed interest in working with children with disabilities. Individuals interested in West Chester's Center City program will pursue the certification in a blended format (combination of in-person and on-line). Applicants must have either completed or be working towards completion of a dual certification in an approved area of study (PreK-4, 4-8 and/or Secondary Area Content in English, Math, Science, or Social Studies), but may concurrently take courses in Special Education towards certification.
Requirements: An official transcript from all colleges attended and two letters of recommendation. Students must have at least a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale calculated on the most recent 48 Credits of college/university coursework and 3.0 total undergraduate cumulative GPA. (If applicant possesses a master's degree, the GPA requirement applies to that degree.).
The certificate in Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technologies provides professionals, parents, and other community members instruction and training in assessment, pedagogy, and technology that support students that relay on UDL and AT for learning. The UDL/AT graduate certificate is based on the following assumptions:
Academic standards and requirements of the program are consistent with the West Chester program.
Requirements: An official transcript from all colleges attended, two letters of recommendation and a copy of initial teacher certification for the M.Ed. programs.