CULLOWHEE Western Carolina University will offer a bachelor's degree program and teacher licensure in special education at Blue Ridge Community College beginning in January 2006.

The program offers students an opportunity to gain expertise in teaching children with mild to moderate as well as moderate to severe special needs by obtaining bachelor's degrees or teacher licensure in special education. Designed for working adults, the program will consist of evening classes at BRCC and online study.

An information session on the program will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in the conference room of the Henderson County Public School Office, 414 Fourth Ave. W. in Hendersonville. Western representatives will be available to explain the program, review transcripts, provide application materials and answer questions about the program.

Prospective students should have completed 44 hours of general education courses or hold an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree in another field.

Those attending the information session should bring a $40 check made payable to WCU to cover the cost of application to the university, as well as official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended, if available.

Transcripts are not required for attendance at the session, but will help prospective students gain preliminary admission to the program.

For more information, call Marcia Caserio, Western's regional director of education outreach, at (828) 695-8375 or via e-mail at mcaserio@wcu.edu.

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