Your WCU English Education Degree: Helping You Make a difference
Do you want to make a difference by teaching? Do you want to share your love of reading and writing with the next generation? Western Carolina University's award-winning teachers rank among the best in the state.
You'll gain the skills you need through hands-on experience, dedicated professors, and full-time mentoring. Our curriculum combines the rigor to help you do your best with the flexibility you need.
Best of all, graduates of Western's English Education program earn two degrees. That gives them plenty of choices after graduation, even for those who don't immediately pursue a teaching career.
Are you teacher material?
Our unique dual degree program gives you great teacher qualifications while preserving other options down the road. Learn more about the outstanding preparation you'll receive below, or contact us with more questions.
Can I get a job?
Though teachers have felt state cuts like everyone else, the job outlook for teachers looks good. And a recent study shows that teachers with degrees from WCU out-perform graduates of other institutions (Henry and Thompson, 2009).
Where do our graduates teach?
- Secondary and middle schools
- Community college
- Private settings
What will I learn?
Teachers who graduate from WCU combine a firm grounding in the classics and grammar with the flexibility to study what they love. Read more about our innovative course offerings.
How do I get experience?
Following intensive, guided preparation, our graduates gain hands-on classroom experience with an internship that precedes student teaching. Learn more about the careful guidance you'll receive from department and program mentors.
You'll receive this support from the sophomore year onward.
Why two degrees?
While most teacher programs lead only to state licensure, we realize career plans sometimes change. Here's why our combined BA and BS degrees give you the choices you need.