Former Jackson County public school teacher Janice Holt is the director of Western Carolina University's newly launched effort to help prevent beginning teachers in Western North Carolina school systems from experiencing “career burnout” and leaving the profession.
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.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John Bardo has formed the Chancellor's Advisory Council for Teacher Supply and Demand, a new initiative designed to assist Western North Carolina educational institutions in their efforts to address a statewide teacher shortage.
Western Carolina University, in partnership with Tri-County Community College, will offer interested students an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in education or teacher licensure in elementary education beginning in January 2005.
Western Carolina University, in partnership with Isothermal Community College, will offer interested students an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree or teacher licensure in elementary education in Rutherford County beginning in August.
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’s newest initiative, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, will hold its fall semester kick off at noon Tuesday, August 19 with a luncheon for new and returning faculty in the University Center’s Grandroom.
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.