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
Clinical Experiences: 610-436-3090
Deans Office: 610-436-2321
Professional Testing Center: 610-436-2413
West Chester University [WCU] is partnering with Slippery Rock University [SRU] with the support of a Pennsylvania Department of Education [PDE] Troops to Teachers grant to recruit potential candidates for a yearlong Troops to Teachers [TTT] program. The yearlong certification program leading to PA level I teacher certification will focus on recruiting troops with an undergraduate degree in STEM fields [Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Mathematics or foreign languages] and prepare them to teach in high needs school districts. All potential candidates will be admitted through Slippery Rock. The main coursework will be delivered online, facilitated by faculty from both SRU and WCU. Teacher candidates from the … will receive support throughout their practicum and student teaching semester from WCU faculty. Prospective veterans who do not meet the requirements of the SRU and WCU TTT PA Regional Partnerships may still be eligible to participate in Troops to Teachers in other ways by registering at www.proudtoserveagain.com and requesting assistance from firstname.lastname@example.org. Bonuses ‘may’ be available.
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.
* Application Form – the links below will take you away from WCU to SRU and DANTES websites to complete application to the program:
Dr. Mary Houser, 610-436-3234
Dr. Beatrice Adera, 610-738-0455
live in the Philadelphia area
job openings for teachers
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)