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.
Western Carolina University’s teacher education program has moved to the head of the class, according to a report card issued Wednesday, Sept. 12, by the N.C. State Board of Education, which held its monthly meeting in Cullowhee.
The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will be just a mouse click away for teachers participating in "An Adventure of the American Mind," a federally funded project being administered in North Carolina's seven westernmost counties through Western Carolina University's College of Education and Allied Professions.
A new program being offered by Western Carolina University beginning in the summer will enable working professionals from a variety of fields to rapidly change career paths and enter the teaching profession to help alleviate a statewide shortage of public school teachers.