HAYWOOD RESIDENTS CAN EARN                                                                                                            

CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University and Haywood Community College will hold an information and enrollment session Monday, June 28, about a new program that will enable Haywood County residents to work toward the bachelor's degree in early childhood education without leaving their home county.

The session will be held in the conference room of Building 900 (the Nursing Education Building ) at HCC from 5 until 7 p.m. Pre-registration is not required.

Designed for adults who work full time, the program will include classroom instruction at HCC in Clyde, along with online courses. Western will offer “Introduction to Birth-Kindergarten” (BK 250) on Wednesdays this fall from 4 until 6:50 p.m. at the Clyde campus.

Students in the program will obtain bachelor's degrees or licensure to serve children ages birth through 5, with or without disabilities, and their families.

Enrollment is open to students who hold an associate's degree in arts or sciences, or have earned 60 hours toward a two-year degree in early childhood education with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in another field may apply for admission in order to obtain teacher licensure. Financial aid is available for qualifying students.

Students who wish to apply for enrollment at the information session should bring a $40 application fee. Checks should be made payable to Western Carolina University. Western will accept applications for the program through mid-July, and early enrollment is encouraged.

For more information, call Western's Division of Distance and Continuing Education toll free at (800) 928-4968, or contact Marcia Caserio, Western's regional director of education outreach, at (828) 694-1829 or via e-mail at mcaserio@wcu.edu .

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