Dean's Message

Welcome to West Chester University’s College of Education and Social Work. Throughout our academic programs you will find a primary focus on engaging our students in creating the next generation of leaders who are committed to giving back to their community and shaping the future through teacher education, counseling and social work. 

As the longest standing college at West Chester University, the College of Education and Social Work continues to prepare professionals in various educational and mental health settings. A variety of exciting opportunities await our students and include field and clinical experiences, community engagement, study-abroad initiatives, and faculty-led research, ensuring students graduate with vast experiences that set them apart as future leaders.   

The faculty across our eight departments are distinguished scholars and passionate teachers. They understand the importance of giving back to their profession and consider their careers as a calling, not simply a job. Please visit our Faculty Spotlight tab to review the most recent accomplishments of our esteemed faculty. 

It is an honor to serve the College of Education and Social Work at West Chester University. I invite you to explore our website and discover your calling and learn more about the noble professions of education, counseling and social work. Please reach out to our departments or the Dean’s office at any time. We look forward to meeting you and helping you become the best teacher, the best counselor, or the best social worker you can be.