Office of Clinical Experiences

For Teacher Candidates

This office places candidates majoring in early grades (EGP), middle grades (MGP), secondary and special education in their early field and student teaching experiences in 50 school districts located in the Philadelphia area.

PA law requires students to present current criminal clearances to school district administrators at the onset of any field experience. Please allow ample time to obtain all of your clearances.

Mandatory Pre-Registration for Student Teaching

Students majoring in Kinesiology, Music, EGP, MGP, Special Education double including Special Education/Content Area and Secondary Education MUST attend a pre-registration meeting one year prior to their student teaching semester.

Any Education major who is eligible for and plans to student teach in the FALL 2023 SEMESTER must attend a pre-registration meeting to receive important student teaching information. Please click on a date below and fill out the registration form for the meeting you plan to attend. Applying for student teaching is a very important next step in your professional career as an educator. If you do not attend a pre-registration meeting, it will delay your student teaching semester.  

FALL 2023 STUDENT TEACHING PRE-REGISTRATION MEETINGS
LOCATION: SYKES THEATRE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2022, 3:30PM

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2022, 5:00PM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022, 3:30PM

Please contact Margaret Connors with any questions: mconnors@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3090.

Note: Teacher Candidacy (formerly FATE) is not required to start the student teaching process. 


Student Teaching Handbooks

The links below provide useful information for student teacher candidates in any education program.

The links below provide useful information for student teacher candidates in a specific education program.

Additional Resources


Other Information

Clearances Support Process to Schools

Clinical Experiences

125 West Rosedale Avenue
Suite 107, Wayne Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Fax: 610-436-2874

Maryann Beaver
Executive Director
Office of Clinical Experiences & Candidate Services
610-436-3063
MBeaver@wcupa.edu

Lanya (Lainie) Harkins
Associate Director
Office of Clinical Experiences
610-436-3452
LHarkins@wcupa.edu

Denise Meikle
Field Placement Specialist
610-436-3027
DMeikle@wcupa.edu

Susan McKnett
Administrative Assistant
 (Student Teaching)
610-436-3425
SMcknett@wcupa.edu

Margaret Connors
Administrative Assistant (Student Teaching)
610-436-3090 
MConnors@wcupa.edu 

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