West Chester University has been preparing health and physical education teachers since 1889. Our reputation for quality teacher preparation is well known and local school districts recognize the value of a WCU Health and Physical Education degree. We have an extensive alumni network; in fact many area teachers are alumni.
Teacher candidates are immersed in local schools from the very first class. Teachers and schools are hand-selected so teacher candidates have the best experience possible.
The faculty are leaders in their field each with a wide array of teaching interests, scholarly pursuits and service. They care deeply about student success and strive to provide the best education possible. All in-major classes are taught by full-time, tenured faculty. We invite you to view the accomplishments of each faculty member on the faculty page.
The program is designed in a cohort model where teacher candidates generally take classes with students who entered the University the same year. This format allows students to build connections and friendships quickly in a supportive environment.
West Chester University features a beautifully historic campus adjoining the Borough of West Chester which is the vibrant, eclectic heart of Chester County. West Chester also features easy access to Philadelphia.
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