The College of Education and Allied Professions. “To lead and support by excellence and innovation”. C ourses in our majors push students to a higher level in their quest for knowledge. Although Western Carolina University is accredited
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“To lead and support by excellence and innovation”
for knowledge. Although Western Carolina University is accredited
by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS),
the university holds accreditation/membership in more than 50
other state and national associations. In fact, after visiting our
campus and critiquing all aspects of WCU, one member
of the SACS accreditation team remarked that
our motto, indeed, should be:
"Excellence with a personal touch!"Focus
Middle Grades Education, Grades 6-9
Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies
Grades K-12Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education
Biology Education, Grades 9-12
Chemistry Education, Grades 9-12
Educational Leadership, Grades K-12
Educational Supervision, Grades K-12
English Education, Grades 9-12Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations
Mathematics Education, Grades 9-12
Music Education, Grades K-12
School Administration, Grades K-12
Science Education, Grades 9-12
Social Sciences Education, Grades 9-12
Two-Year College Administration
Two-Year College Teaching
College Student PersonnelDepartment of Educational Leadership and Foundations
School Counseling, Grades K-12
Learning Disabilities / Mental Disabilities, Grades K-12
Behaviorally-Emotionally Disabled, Grades K-12
Birth through Kindergarten (shared with Elementary and Middle Grades Education)
Severe Disabilities, Grades K-12Department of Human Services
The College of Education and Allied Professions operates several special centers, programs and offices that provide services to the region and clinical opportunities for students.
and/or science teachers the opportunity
to update skills and knowledge
obtaining advanced degrees in mathematics and science
and administrative support services, and conducting summer programs including
The Cullowhee Experience and
The Legislator’s School.
on campus and in outreach clinics
in Cherokee, Haywood, Jackson,
and Swain counties.
The Office of special programs
assists in organizing special events for the
college, including student
recruitment activities, scholarship awards,
Teachers of Tomorrow day, and coordinates
the North Carolina Teaching Fellows
Program for WCU.
The Killian ITC serves as the focal point for
the teacher-education technology initiative
offering student computing facilities, multimedia development
hardware and software, and has graduate assistants on duty
at all times for personalized help.
The ITC also serves as a WCU
electronic classroom and
has a full complement of PC
and Macintosh computers
and associated peripherals.
The American Memory Project
An Adventure of the American Mind
Helping teachers and students be consumers and producers of digital primary resources!
Emphasizing excellence with a personal touch, educating students to be inviting, reflective