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Jamaica Program

WCU Jamaica Program Students-2018

Learn more about our Jamaica Program by contacting us at 866-928-4723 or

WCU has been involved in providing education and training programs for Jamaican Teachers since the early 1970’s. WCU offers Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degrees in Educational Supervision and in Special Education in Jamaica for teachers who hold a baccalaureate degree in Education. Instruction for graduate cohorts are held in Jamaica at sites in Kingston, Montego Bay, Discovery Bay, and Mandeville. We look forward to offering programs in Port Antonio when we can gather enough interest.

These degree programs are designed to meet the learning needs of teachers in Jamaica and does not qualify as a certification program for teacher licensure in North Carolina or any other state. 

Qualified Jamaican teachers are accepted into the program if they meet the following requirements: 1) applicants must hold a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university (submit WES report is applicable); 2) applicants must submit and application packet (application and official academic transcripts); and 3) receive a satisfactory score on the admissions exam designed for the international concentration.

Candidate applications are reviewed and adjudged on the basis of completion and compliance with the above requirements and academic success.

Interested candidates should contact Educational Outreach at

Those interested in applying to the Western Carolina University Jamaica Program should contact Educational Outreach at or can apply below:

Bachelor's Programs
UPDATE: It is with great pleasure that we announce that the University Council of Jamaica has granted an extension of accreditation of Western Carolina University’s Bachelors’ degree program in Jamaica. Students in the 2019-2021 Kingston and Montego Bay Bachelors’ cohorts, please keep an eye on your email for updates coming soon.

NOTE: At this time we are still not accepting applications for new Bachelor degree cohorts in Jamaica.

WCU announces the discontinuation of the BSED in Inclusive Education degree program in Jamaica. Efforts are underway to create teach out plans/transfer agreements for students to complete an approved bachelor’s program in Jamaica. More information on transfer agreements will be shared as it becomes available. Transcripts are available free of charge for all students in good financial standing.

Master's Programs
Printable Application for Admission - Master's Program
Online Application for Admission - Master's Program
Frequently Asked Questions - Master's in Educational Supervision
Frequently Asked Questions - Master's in Special Education
Contact your local recruiter to deliver your application and transcript or contact us at for more information.

WCU Program Office in Cullowhee:
Divison of Educational Outreach
138 Cordelia Camp
Cullowhee, NC 28723

828.507.7531 WhatsApp
828.227.7397 tel
866.928.4723 toll-free tel
828.227.7115 fax
On-Site Coordinator:
Owen Speid
876.419.0417 tel | WhatsApp

Application Drop-Off in Kingston:
Quality Academics School
77 Halfway Tree Road
Kingston 10, Jamaica W.I.

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please send official transcripts to:
Quality Academics
Attn: WCU
77 Half Way Tree Rd.
Kingston 10
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