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West Chester, PA 19383
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Candidate Services: 610-436-2999
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Professional Testing Center: 610-436-2413
The College of Education and Social Work (CESW) prepares highly-skilled and ethical professionals to become fair-minded critical thinkers and change agents who act with integrity in the pursuit of knowledge and strive for excellence within their professions. The CESW fosters a culture of reflection, evidenced-based practices, intellectual discourse, and respect for human diversity. CESW empowers students to make a significant impact on the world to improve individual and family lives and strengthening educational, health or community systems.
The West Chester University College of Education and Social Work embraces a transformative vision of learning as a life-long endeavor. We will be a leader in preparing professionals who advance social justice and address the contemporary challenges of a global society.
The Mission and Vision of The College of Education and Social Work provide an integrated framework for teaching, learning, and professional behaviors. The Mission, which is the core of the Conceptual Framework for each Educator Preparation Program (EPP), is accomplished through:
This framework and methods of delivery guides the work in each EPP. In fulfilling its mission, the EPP educates Candidates who are:
Developing professional behaviors is essential to the EPPs. The EPPs take pride in developing the Professional Dispositions and Requirements essential to the professional field. The EPPs are committed to Candidates. Our programs not only educate Candidates, but they monitor those behaviors and provide strategic support as Candidates matriculate though their program.
The Conceptual Framework definitions for social work programs will be posted soon.