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College of Education and Social Work

Troops to Teachers

Contact College of Education and Social Work  

College of Education and Social Work

Address:
35 W. Rosedale Ave.
302 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

General Information: 610-436-2321


Candidate Services: 610-436-2999
Certification Information: 610-436-2321
Clearances: 610-436-2999
Clinical Experiences: 610-436-3090
Deans Office: 610-436-2321
Professional Testing Center: 610-436-2413


Staff

Troops to Teachers

Earn your teacher certification in just one year!

Troops to Teachers is a convenient, one-year program intended to help current and former members of the US Armed Forces with a bachelor's degree (in math, science, foreign languages or related degree) earn teacher certification through the College of Education and Social Work.

Program Highlights

  • Earn your Teaching Certificate in one year’s time.
  • Online courses to fit with your busy schedule.
  • Access to the resources and support of West Chester University’s Veteran’s Center
  • Two instructional coaches, advisors, and additional strong supports throughout the program
  • Assistance securing a teaching career after completion of program.
  • Tuition may be covered via the GI Bill
  • Stipends and signing bonuses are available.

Course Schedule

  • May 2018: Field experience
  • June-July 2018: Four online courses
  • Sept 2018-May 2019: Full-year residency as a student teacher + one traditional content specific course

Interested?

  1. Contact Information Form
  2. Register by submitting the Proud to Serve Again application
  3. Submit WCU application. Coming Soon!
  4. Contact Dr. Mary Houser or Dr. Beatrice Adera at troopstoteachers@wcupa.edu

Contact

Dr. Mary Houser, 610-436-3234
Dr. Beatrice Adera, 610-738-0455
E-mail: troopstoteachers@wcupa.edu

460,330
veterans

live in the Philadelphia area

1.9
million

job openings for teachers

21,000+
veterans

have transitioned to a career in education thanks to Troops to Teachers

*Between 2014 and 2024, nearly 1.9 million job openings for teachers of preschool through postsecondary school. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
*Within in the Philadelphia area there are 460,330 veterans (Census Bureau’s American Community Survey)
* Since 1993, more than 20,000 veterans have successfully transitioned to a career in education with assistance from Troops to Teachers (Troops to Teachers)