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.
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.
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.
Western Carolina University mathematics professor Kathy M.C. Ivey has been named one of the best teachers in The University of North Carolina system, drawing praise from faculty colleagues and students for finding new and different ways to teach the sometimes fear-inducing topic of mathematics.
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.
Western Carolina University has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement a support program to help special education teachers survive the challenges that cause high stress, rapid career burn-out and early departure from the profession.
A grant of almost $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Western Carolina University and three other Western North Carolina colleges to provide technology training for their teacher education faculty and area public school teachers.