The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.25 million grant to Western Carolina University for a five-year effort designed to address a shortage of qualified educators and other school staff who work with students with severe disabilities and to improve the knowledge and skills of current personnel in Western North Carolina.
Western Carolina University will hold special commencement exercises in two Jamaican cities in September in honor of 138 Jamaican middle-school teachers who have upgraded their teaching certification to bachelor’s degrees in education through WCU.
Western Carolina University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program provides an alternative means for adults who have already earned bachelor’s degrees to make the transition into meaningful careers as public school teachers.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has decided to continue accreditation of all teacher education programs offered by Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions.
Western Carolina University has received a grant of $331,416 for a project with five Western North Carolina public school systems that is designed to broaden the knowledge and skills of teacher mentors and improve the retention rate of new teachers in North Carolina.
A new master’s degree program at Western Carolina University is designed to help train the student affairs professionals that colleges and universities will require in order to meet the needs of a growing population of college students across North Carolina and the nation.
About 30 community college representatives from across Western North Carolina gathered Wednesday, Feb. 26, to discuss ways to simplify the transfer process for their students interesting in pursuing four-year degrees in teacher education at Western Carolina University.
North Carolina is taking steps to attract prospective teachers from across the country to help address a severe shortage of public school teachers by making it more affordable for out-of-state students to cross the state line for the training necessary for careers in education.
Western Carolina University’s teacher education program remains at the head of the class after receiving designation as “exemplary” for the second consecutive year, according to a report card issued Thursday, Dec. 12, by the N.C. State Board of Education.
Elementary school students in Western North Carolina are swapping e-mails with students in Japan while working on Japanese haiku poetry, while student teachers from Western Carolina University get hands-on experience with some of the latest wireless computer technology.