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A Heart for Teaching: WCU is Here to Help

Posted on 08/24/2021

Western Carolina University has been working diligently to expand the teacher preparation pipeline by adding alternative pathways for teachers working on Residency Licenses. To that end, we are excited to announce the creation of new programs in Art Education and English Education in addition to our programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and STEM education. Of course, our Special Education and Birth-Kindergarten programs remain options as well.

WCU has been preparing teachers since 1889 and our dedication is unwavering. We are thrilled to be able to support your candidates as we look for innovative ways to expand the teacher pipeline in our state. We look forward to working with you and invite you to contact Rachel Wike ( with any questions.