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

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Our Secondary and Special Subject Undergraduate Education Program prepares students to be outstanding teachers who leave a lasting impression on the lives of young students. The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree leads to the North Carolina teaching license.

Special Subject students can specialize in art, music or Spanish. Secondary education students can select from concentrations in comprehensive English, mathematics, science or social sciences. Secondary education students can select from concentrations in comprehensive English, mathematics, science, and social sciences. Special subject degree candidates may specialize in the areas of art, Spanish, or music.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

Explore each available subject area or concentration for more information on courses and requirements.

Art Education, B.S. Ed.

The Art Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 24 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, 59 major hours, and 3 hours of general electives.

Successful completion of the art education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license in Art (K-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.E.d. in Art Education / B.F.A. with Art Education Emphasis 
Catalog Listing for Art Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016)
Art Education Program

Special Subject Areas (K-12) Art Concentration Program Director
Dr. Erin Tapley / 828-227-3598 / etapley@wcu.edu

English Education, B.S.Ed.


The English Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 25-27 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, 43 major hours, and 8-14 hours of general electives.

Successful completion of the English education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license in English at the secondary level (9-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in English Education
Catalog Listing for English Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016)
English Education Program

Secondary (9-12) English Concentration Program Director
Dr. Michael Boatright / 828-227-3919 / mdboatright@wcu.edu

Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed.

The Mathematics Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 30 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, 47 major hours, and 4 hours of general electives.

Successful completion of the mathematics education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license in Mathematics at the secondary level (9-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education (starting on an even year - to be updated Fall 2015) 
Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education (starting on an odd year - to be updated Fall 2015)
Catalog Listing for Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016) 
Mathematics Education Program

Secondary (9-12) Mathematics Concentration Program Directors
Dr. Kathy Jaqua / 828-227-3826 / kjaqua@wcu.edu

Music Education, B.S.Ed.

The Music Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 24 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, 38 major hours, and 24 hours in the Music Education Concentration.

The B.S.Ed. degree in music education is earned at the same time the B.M. in Music is earned.

Successful completion of the music education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license in music (K-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Instrumental Music Education
Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Choral / General Music Education
Catalog Listing for Music Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016)
Music Education Program  

Special Subject Areas (K-12) Music Concentration Program Director
Dr. Michael Schallock / 828-227-3141 / mschallock@wcu.edu

 

Science Education, B.S.Ed.

The Comprehensive Science Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 23 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, 65 major hours in a concentration (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, or Physics), and 7-16 hours of general electives depending on the number of hours taken in Liberal Studies that also fulfill major requirements.

Successful completion of the comprehensive science education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license at the secondary level (9-12). 

Biology
Catalog Listing for Comprehensive Science Education - Biology, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016)

Chemistry
Catalog Listing for Comprehensive Science Education - Chemistry, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016) 

Earth Sciences
Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Comprehensive Science Education, Earth Science  
Catalog Listing for Comprehensive Science Education - Earth Sciences, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016) 

Physics
Catalog Listing for Comprehensive Science Education - Physics, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016) 

Secondary (9-12) Comprehensive Science Concentration Program Director
Dr. Kefyn Catley / 828-227-3651 / kcatley@wcu.edu

Social Sciences Education, B.S.Ed.

The Social Sciences Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 25-27 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, and 29 major hours.

Students must enroll simultaneously in the B.S. or B.A. in History in order to complete the requirements for the B.S.Ed.

Successful completion of the social sciences education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license at the secondary level (9-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Social Sciences Education  
Catalog Listing for Social Sciences Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016)
Social Sciences Education Program

Secondary (9-12) Comprehensive Social Sciences Concentration Program Director
Dr. Benjamin Francis-Fallon / 828-227-7243 / bfrancisfallon@wcu.edu

Spanish Education, B.S.Ed.

The Spanish Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 26 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, 33 major hours, and 24 hours of general electives.

Students must enroll simultaneously in the B.A. in Spanish in order to complete the requirements for the B.S.Ed.

Successful completion of the Spanish education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license in Spanish (K-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Spanish Education   
Catalog Listing for Spanish Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016)  
Spanish Program

Special Subject Areas (K-12) Music Concentration Program Director
Dr. Alberto Centeno-Pulido / 828-227-3872 / acentenopulido@wcu.edu

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