College of Education and Allied Professions

Suite 201 Advising

 

Welcome to Suite 201 Advising!  Our goal is to provide you with a central location for all of your advising needs.  It is our experience that students, who follow their curriculum checklist, meet regularly with advisors, and foster relationships with mentors are most successful in their academic and career endeavors.  Below, you will find links supporting your growth as a student and teaching professional.

Birth-Kindergarten Education Advising

The undergraduate Birth-Kindergarten (BK) program leads to a bachelor of science degree.  The BK program is offered completely online with a concentration in either early childhood or professional education, which leads to licensure.  The B.S. in Birth-Kindergarten is comprised of:

  • 42 hours of Liberal Studies
  • 30 hours Major Core
  • 30-36 hours Concentration
  •  9-15 hours Elective 

Below is a list of common advising resources for B.S. Birth-Kindergarten Education Majors. 

BK Academic AdvisorRachel Wike 
Mailing Address
Suite 201L, Killian Bldg, 1 University Way 
Cullowhee, NC 28723 
Email: rwike@email.wcu.edu
Phone828.227.3431

Inclusive Education Advising

The Inclusive Education (IE) major is a dual licensure program that prepares candidates to be recommended for an Exceptional Children-General Curriculum (K-6) license and an Elementary Education (K-6) license through the NC Department of Public Instruction.  The B.S.Ed. in Inclusive Education will prepare students to work with exceptional children in an inclusive environment at the elementary level.  The program is 126 credit hours comprised of:  

  • 42 hours of Liberal Studies
  • 21 hours of Professional Education Sequence coursework
  • 63 hours of major coursework
  • 6 hours of foreign language
  • 50-hour service component

The following are some common advising resources for Special Education majors:

Inclusive Education Academic Advisor: Jenny Stewart
Office Address

Suite 201 F, Killian Bldg 

1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723
Email: jstewart@email.wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3836

Health & Physical Education Advising

The Health and Physical Education (HPE) program leads to bachelor of science in education degree and a recommendation for a K-12 license to the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI).  HPE is a 128-hour program comprised of:

Below are some common advising resources for HPE majors:

Health & PE Academic Advisor: Heather McGuire 
Office Address
Suite 201F, Killian Bldg, 1 University Way 

Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.3542
Email: hmmcguire@email.wcu.edu

Middle Grades Education Advising

The undergraduate Middle Grades Education program leads to a bachelor of science in education (B.S. Ed.) degree and recommendation for licensure to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for grades 6-9 initial licensure.  The Middle Grades B.S.Ed. is a 120-125 hour face-to-face program that is comprised of:

  • 42 hours Liberal Studies
  • 24 hours Professional Education Sequence Courses
  • 27 hours Major Coursework
  • 26-30 hours Academic Concentration Coursework

Below is a list of common advising resources for B.S. Ed. Middle Grades Education Majors.

WCU's Middle Grades 8 semester plans (Curriculum Guides/Program Checklists) are based on the academic concentration that you choose (Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies).  Below are links to each of our Academic Concentration Middle Grades program options:

Inclusive Education Academic Advisor: Jenny Stewart
Office Address

Suite 201H, Killian Bldg, 1 University Way 

Cullowhee, NC 28723

Email: jstewart@email.wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3836

Elementary Education Advising

The undergraduate Elementary Education (ELED) program leads to a bachelor of science in education degree and recommendation for licensure to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for Kindergarten-6th grade initial licensure.  The B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education is comprised of:

Below is a list of common advising resources for B.S. Ed. Elementary Education Majors. 

For students who have a bachelor's degree, but would like to earn an elementary grades teaching license, the path to initial licensure at WCU is our second bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  This face-to-face program is based on our Cullowhee campus and is comprised of 5 full-time semesters, which include a yearlong internship experience.  Please visit the links below for more information!

Inclusive Education Academic Advisor: Jill Van Order
Office Address

Suite 201 G, Killian Building, 1 University Way 

Cullowhee, NC 28723
Email: jmvanorder@email.wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.2649

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