Nov. 17 info session set in Asheville for doctor of education program

An information session will be held in Asheville on Monday, Nov. 17, for individuals interested in earning a doctor of education degree in educational leadership through Western Carolina University.

WCU offers the doctor of education degree in three concentrations: community college/higher education leadership, kindergarten through grade 12 administration, and kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum and instruction.

The information session will begin at 6 p.m. in the Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. WCU faculty members will be available to discuss the admissions process and details about the program.

WCU’s program is designed for experienced professionals looking to prepare for greater levels of responsibility in education. The part-time program offers a blend of face-to-face and distance education formats that focus on the specific skills needed by future leaders of public schools and school districts, community colleges and four-year educational institutions.

For more information about the concentrations offered by WCU, contact Ann Alexander at or (828) 227-2579 (community college/higher education leadership), or Sandra Tonnsen at or (828) 227-3324 (K-12 administration and K-12 curriculum and instruction.)

Individuals planning to attend the Nov. 17 session are asked to register by contacting WCU’s Asheville office at (828) 251-6642 or by e-mailing