"I like the friendly atmosphere at Western. Before I came, I couldn't see myself here, but now I can't imagine myself anywhere else."
At Western, we're pleased to offer you special opportunities that will enhance and support your academic experience.
Take advantage of the teaching incentives available to you. Check out WCU's Teaching Fellows Program and the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program. Also note that if you teach in specific high-needs school systems serving students from low-income families for at least five years, a portion of your federal student loan could be cancelled. Visit the U.S. Department of Education's information on repaying student loans and find out more.
Consider all your scholarship options—from the North Carolina Teacher Incentive Program (NC TIP) to WCU scholarships for majors and a wealth of merit- and needs-based scholarships.
Internships & Co-Ops
Visit the Office of Field Experiences and learn more about WCU's teaching practice requirements.
Clubs & Professional Organizations
Enhance your academic, social, and service life! Join WCU's Biology, Chemistry, or Geology Clubs or a professional organization such as the National Science Teachers Association or the North Carolina Science Teachers Association.