What do we offer?

Art Education -
B.S.Ed., M.A.Ed., M.A.T. 

English Education -
B.S.Ed., M.A.Ed., M.A.T. 

Mathematics Education -

Music Education -

Science Education -

Biology Education -
M.A.Ed., M.A.T. 

Social Sciences Education -
B.S.Ed.M.A.Ed., M.A.T. 

Spanish Education -


 School of Teaching and Learning

College of Education and Allied Professions


WCU Graduate School

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Secondary (9-12) and Special Subject (K-12) Education Programs

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.)

The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree leads to the NC teaching license. You can select from concentrations in comprehensive English, mathematics, science, and social sciences and specialization areas in art, Spanish, or music.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

If you already have a bachelor’s (four-year) degree and would like to teach the subject you majored in, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) allows you to get an advanced degree and teaching licensure at the same time.  You may earn a license to teach grades 9-12 in biology, English, social science or grades K-12 in art.  Admission to the program requires an undergraduate degree in the major of the concentration or a closely related major.  Admission may also require an interview and communication with the adviser in that concentration.  Program director names and contact information are listed below.

Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)

If you already have a teaching license but would like an advanced degree, the Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) was designed for you.  The program leading to the M.A.E.d. degree includes a comprehensive program of graduate study consisting of professional core courses and concentration area courses.  Each of the concentrations leads to a recommendation for Advanced Competencies licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  Concentrations may have additional requirements for admission specific to the concentration.  Completion of degree requirements includes a satisfactory portfolio demonstration advanced competencies for all concentrations.  An oral and/or written exam may be required for some concentrations.  For more specific program information on individual concentration requirements, contact the program director listed below.

To Learn More
For additional information on our degree programs or for specific questions, please contact us:

Undergraduate and Graduate Secondary/Special Subject Area Program Coordinator:
Dr. Sarah T. Meltzer / 828-227-3308 /

Secondary (9-12) Concentration Program Directors:
Comprehensive Science - (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, or physics)
Undergraduate - Dr. Kefyn Catley / 828-227-3651 /
Graduate (biology only) - Dr. Sabine Rundle / 828-227-3783 /

Social Sciences
Undergraduate - Dr. Benjamin Francis-Fallon / 828-227-7243 /
Graduate - Dr. Elizabeth McRae / 828-227-3481 /

Undergraduate - Dr. Michael Boatright / 828-227-3919 /
Graduate - Dr. Annette Debo / 828-227-3934 /

Undergraduate only - Dr. Kathy Jaqua / 828-227-3826 /

Special Subject Areas (K-12) Concentration Program Directors:

Undergraduate and Graduate - Dr. Erin Tapley / 828-227-3598 /

Undergraduate only - Dr. Michael Schallock / 828-227-3141 /

Undergraduate only - Dr. Alberto Centeno-Pulido / 828-227-3872 /





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