Do you want to make a difference by teaching? Western Carolina University's award-winning teachers rank among the best in the state. Our B.S.Ed./B.A. program gives students the necessary skills through hands-on experience, dedicated professors, and full-time mentoring. Best of all, graduates of Western's English Education program earn two degrees, leading to plenty of choices after graduation, even for those who don't immediately pursue a teaching career. Students gain the necessary skills through hands-on experience, dedicated professors, and full-time mentoring.
Although students pursuing a B.S.Ed. in Secondary and Special Subject Teaching in English may choose any English concentration as their coordinate degree, the vast majority of them choose the B.A. in English Studies Pedagogy. Students who are graduated from this dual degree program are provided with a distinct professional advantage in the form of the demonstrable skills they learn.
We'll arm you with these skills:
Our goal is to foster dedicated teachers with strong content knowledge who balance pragmatism and passion with the knowledge, values and experience articulated by the College of Education’s Conceptual Framework. You'll receive this support from the sophomore year onward.