Western, ICC to offer degree, licensure program in special education

CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University, in partnership with Isothermal Community College, will offer a bachelor’s degree program and teacher licensure in special education in Rutherford County beginning in January 2005.

The program offers students an opportunity to gain expertise in teaching children with mild to moderate special needs by obtaining bachelor’s degrees or teacher licensure in special education. Designed for working adults, the program will consist of evening classes at ICC and online study.

An information session on the program will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, in Room 125 of the Administration Building on the ICC campus in Spindale. Western representatives will be available to explain the program, review transcripts, provide application materials and answer questions about the program.

Prospective students should have completed 30 to 35 hours of general education courses or hold an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in another field.

Those attending the information session should bring a $40 check made payable to WCU to cover the cost of application to the university, as well as official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended, if available.

Transcripts are not required for attendance at the session, but will help prospective students gain preliminary admission to the program.

For more information, call the Division of Distance and Continuing Education toll free at (800) 928-4968, or contact Marcia Caserio, Western’s regional director of education outreach, at (828) 694-1829 or via e-mail at mcaserio@wcu.edu (link no longer active).