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College of Education & Social Work

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College of Education & Social Work

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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



To receive information about completing an educator preparation program to teach in PA, review the departmental website and contact the departmental representative listed below:

Department Contact Phone
Biology Dr. Brett Criswell 610-436-2898
Chemistry Dr. Brett Criswell 610-436-2898
Communication Sciences and Disorders Dr. Jennifer Means 610-436-3447
Earth and Space Science/General Science Dr. Brett Criswell  610-436-2108
Early and Middle Grades Education* Dr. Vicky Patton  610-436-3323
English Dr. Laura Renzi 610-436-1040
Foreign Languages Dr. W. Keith Corbitt 610-436-2700
Health & Physical Education Dr. Fran Cleland 610-436-2145
History/Social Studies** Dr. Karin Gedge 610-436-2971
Literacy/Reading Specialist Dr. Kevin Flanigan 610-430-5642
Mathematics Dr. Daniel Ilaria 610-436-3248
Music Dr. Marci Major 610-436-3030
Physics Dr. Brett Criswell 610-436-2898
School Counseling Dr. Karen Dickinson 610-436-2559x2552
School Nurse Dr. Megan Mraz 610-430-4408
Special Education Dr. Christy Hicks  610-436-3067
TESL Dr. Esther Smidt 610-738-0410

* Formerly Elementary/Early Childhood Education 
** The social studies Post Baccalaureate teacher certification program has been indefinitely suspended.

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