The College of Education and Allied Professions is home to WCU's leading programs in teacher education as well as numerous programs in human services such as Counseling, Parks and Recreation Management, Human Resources and Educational Leadership. In addition, programs in Psychology, which is one of WCU's Top 5 undergraduate majors, are housed in the college. 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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Western Carolina University assistant professor Amy Stringer has been named North Carolina College/University Physical Education Teacher of the Year by NC SHAPE, the state’s professional organization for health and physical education educators.
Betty Jo Moore, student in the elementary/middle grades M.A.Ed. program, has received the 2020 NCSTA Ann Watkins Middle School Distinguished Service Award.