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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 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, and Discovery Bay.

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 in the US. 

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

Candidate applications are reviewed and scored 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

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 will finish their program by October of 2022.

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 teach out current cohorts in Kingston and Montego Bay. More information on the remaining schedule of courses and course make-ups (if applicable) will be forethcoming. Transcripts are available free of charge for all students in good financial standing.

Master's Programs
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 transcript or contact us at for more information.

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

828.227.7397 tel
866.928.4723 toll-free tel
828.227.7115 fax
Please send or drop-off official transcripts to:
Quality Academics
Attn: WCU
77 Half Way Tree Rd.
Kingston 10

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