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Assessment and Accreditation


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Assessment and Accreditation

725 S. Church Street
Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

David Bell
Associate Dean for Curriculum and Accreditation
415 Anderson Hall

Mary Tygh
Assessment Specialist
428 Anderson Hall

Leigh Robinson
Data Specialist
430 Anderson Hall

Noni Kline
Assessment Software Administrator
429 Anderson Hall

Dana Baglivo
Assessment Data Support Specialist
427 Anderson Hall

Leslie McGowan
Project Coordinator (Social Work)
433 Anderson Hall


The Professional Education Unit at West Chester University is accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial and advanced educator preparation programs offered at the WCU campus and Philadelphia location. This accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

In 2013, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) became the sole specialized accreditor for educator preparation providers. The Unit has begun to address the CAEP Standards in preparation for WCU's first CAEP accreditation visit.

Institutional Report 2014


NCATE Since: 1954

Last Visit: 2014

Next Visit (CAEP): 2021


Annual Reporting

An important goal of the Professional Education Unit at West Chester University is to ensure that candidates in educator preparation programs acquire the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions they will need to be effective.

Access the latest candidate performance data aggregated at the Unit level below.

Title II Reporting

Access the latest West Chester University Title II Report below.

  • The 2016-2017 overall institutional pass rate for program completers is 81% which is greater than the statewide pass rate of 77%.
  • Over 94% of enrolled students who have completed all nonclinical courses who took the three Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) modules passed the exams.
  • Please note: The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) implemented a sliding-scale system, in which candidates can pass certification tests with a qualifying grade point average at the end of their teacher education program. The PDE Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality Certifying Tests and Qualifying Scores were implemented on 1/1/2010. These pass rates are not included in Title II reporting.
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