WESTERN AND TCCC TO OFFER
BIRTH-KINDERGARTEN DEGREE PROGRAM
CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University, in partnership with Tri-County Community College, will offer interested students an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in birth through kindergarten education beginning in August.
An information session for the program will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in Room West 104 of the McSwain Building on the TCCC campus in Murphy.
Designed for adults who intend to enroll as part-time students, all classes will be offered at TCCC using on-site classroom instruction and Web-enhanced instruction.
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 science, or have earned 60 hours toward a two-year degree in early childhood education with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.
Persons who hold a bachelor's degree in another field may apply for admission in order to obtain teacher licensure.
Students who wish to apply for enrollment at the information session should bring $40 for the application fee. Checks should be made payable to Western Carolina University.
Western will accept applications for the program through mid-July. Early enrollment is encouraged.
For more information, contact Julie Aiken, Western's area coordinator, at (828) 321-4238.