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Programs Offered at Biltmore Park

Distance & Online Programs

WCU Graduate School

 
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28 Schenck Pkwy, Suite 102
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Asheville, NC 28803
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Education Programs at Biltmore Park

These advanced degrees will help you to jumpstart your career in education, assume a position of leadership in the teaching profession, and make a difference in the lives of students at all levels. Explore these programs and choose the best one for you.

Graduate Doctoral Degree

Educational Leadership - Doctor of Education (EdD): Fact Sheet | Program Website
The Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership at WCU has undergone a major curriculum revision to be more rigorous and focus on the needs of students pursuing this degree. Students can concentrate in P-12 Leadership or Community College Leadership. Our Ed.D. is a three-year program based on the cohort model. The program is designed for working adults, utilizing hybrid courses that meet one weekend each month plus online assignments. Fieldwork is embedded in our courses that you can complete in your current position.

Graduate Master’s Degrees

College Student Personnel  (MEd): Fact Sheet | Program Website
The Master of Education program in college student personnel prepares graduates for careers in student affairs professions to promote the intellectual, social, emotional and personal development of college students. 

School Counseling (MAEd): Fact Sheet | Program Website
The Master of Arts in Education program in school counseling prepares graduates for careers as counselors in elementary, middle/junior high and secondary/high schools.  Successful completion of this degree leads to recommendation for licensure in K-12 school counseling. 

Elementary Education (MAEd): Fact Sheet | Program Website
The Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in elementary education helps licensed educators update their knowledge and skills with the most current theories and research on teaching and learning. 

English Education: Fact Sheet | Program Website   

  • Master of Arts (MA) offers three specific concentrations:  literature, professional writing, and rhetoric and composition.
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) is designed for  licensed, in-service teachers to earned advanced degrees.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed for those with no teaching experience who desire licensure.

Mathematics Education: Fact Sheet | Program Website

As a result of Western Carolina University's program prioritization process, the MAT and MAEd degree program in mathematics education have been scheduled for discontinuation. If you have general concerns and questions, information can be found on the Program Prioritization webpage at programprioritization.wcu.edu or you can also contact the program director, Dr. Axelle Faughn, at 828-227-3829, afaughn@wcu.edu.

Middle Grades Education (MAEd): Fact Sheet | Program Website

The Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in middle grades education helps licensed educators update their knowledge and skills with the most current theories and research on teaching and learning. 

 Social Sciences Education: Fact Sheet | Program Website: MAEd, MAT

  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) is designed for licensed, in-service teachers to earned advanced degrees.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed for those with no teaching experience who desire licensure.

 

TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Fact Sheet | Program Website

As a result of Western Carolina University's program prioritization process, the MAT and MAEd degree program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages has been scheduled for discontinuation. If you have general concerns and questions, information can be found on the Program Prioritization webpage at programprioritization.wcu.edu or you can also contact the program director, Dr. Eleanor Petrone at 828-227-3918 or eapetrone@wcu.edu.

The Professional Core courses for the MAEd (12 hours) degree programs and MAT (18 hours) degree programs can be taken at Biltmore Park or online.

Certificates/Licensure Programs

Middle Grades Certificate: Program Website
The Middle Grades Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Science provides an opportunity to pursue initial licensure in North Carolina while completing the professional education sequence.


 

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