The College of Education and Allied Professions is home to some of WCU's leading programs from teaching and psychology to human resources and educational leadership. No matter what program you choose, the College of Education and Allied Professions will provide extensive opportunities for hands-on learning through field experiences, outreach projects, research and professional mentorship.
The Department of Human Services houses graduate and undergraduate programs including counseling, human resources, educational leadership and parks and recreation management as well as WCU's online birth-kindergarten teacher education program
WCU offers both graduate and undergraduate programs in psychology. The undergraduate major is one of the largest at WCU, and students at all levels earn experience through the on-campus McKee Clinic.
WCU's School of Teaching and learning prepares future teachers in high-demand areas. It offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, including three online master's-level programs for working teachers.
African-Centered Education: Theory and Practice, by Dr. Kofi Lomotey, Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, and published by Myers Education Press has been awarded The Society of Professors 2021 Outstanding Book Award.
Kallie Ballatsias, a Spring 2020 inclusive education graduate, was awarded 2020-2021 Rookie Teacher of the Year for Simkins Elementary School, located in Guilford County.