This is the 14th annual National Student Teaching & Supervision Conference. This year, the conference heads back to West Chester University.

The purpose of the conference is to provide professional educators with the opportunity to convey research and demonstrate best practices related to student teaching and/or clinical field experiences, including the enhancement of knowledge, skills, and dispositions of teacher candidates.

Proposals from stakeholders in all areas of teacher preparation are sought. These proposals are double blind reviewed to ensure quality presentations. In addition to a keynote address, an educational issues forum, a networking session, and concurrent sessions, there is a teacher candidate poster session.

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West Chester University, a comprehensive public institution, was originally founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation. WCU offers more than 118 undergraduate, 80+ graduate programs, and 4 doctoral programs in more than 50 fields of study. As the fourth largest university in the Philadelphia region and largest of the 14 universities in the PA State System of Higher Education, WCU is organized into five Colleges. Located 25 miles west of Philadelphia, West Chester University encompasses 406 acres primarily in the borough of West Chester and is the proud recipient of many awards, including 19th Top Public School: Regional University North in U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings, 1 of only 4 Pennsylvania schools ranked in the top 100 Kiplinger “best buys” in American public higher education, and designated a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of GI Jobs magazine.