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.
"North Carolina school districts are battling to fill vacancies for teachers, but this could become more challenging as more college students are choosing majors other than education."
We are so proud of our outstanding students! Many thanks to our Peak Performer Alumni for coming to WCU and speaking at the ceremony as well as our student ambassadors, faculty, and staff who helped to create a wonderful celebration!
The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions has included Western Carolina University among their list of accredited institutions. Congratulations to our PRM program as they have worked towards this goal over the past several years!