In the College of Education and Allied Professions (CEAP), we are all about making a difference in the lives of others. We endeavor to develop #changemakers who impact the region as educators, administrators, and other professions, both in schools and other professional community settings.
David Scales, faculty member in the Department of Psychology has been named as the 2019-2020 Faculty Advocate by the Office of Student Transitions.
Dr. Carrie Rogers has published the book, Stewardship as Teacher Leadership: Portraits from the Profession.
Dr. Brandy Tiernan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, was named a consulting editor for Teaching of Psychology.
Dr. Justin Menickelli, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA).
Psychology without a couch? Psychology with statistics, research methods, data and the brain? Welcome to the undergraduate psychology major at Western Carolina University where psychology is taught as a science. Our aim is to help students learn to think critically and to base decisions on evidence. These are skills that are useful in dealing with people in a wide variety of settings.
As Middle Grades majors, we have many opportunities to work with young adolescent learners. In our early field experiences during sophomore year, we visit classrooms and observe teachers. In our program courses, we conduct shadow studies, visit schools, and begin to teach with faculty in methods courses. By the time we reach block semester, we are fully engaged.
Congratulations to Western Carolina University’s Inclusive Education (IE) majors! December 12, 2019, the IE majors enrolled in the course SPED 423: Teaching Reading to Individuals with Mild-Mod Disabilities, became the first successful candidates to receive certification for the NC State Improvement
Spring 2020 will see the return of the Language Enhancement and Afterschool Program (LEAP) to the Western Carolina University community. The LEAP was developed by the College of Education and Allied Professions (CEAP) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Western Carolina University (WCU) in partnership with Jackson County Public Schools (JCPS), Cullowhee Valley School (CVS) and Cullowhee United Methodist Church (CUMC) to provide a safe space for students in an afterschool setting, and also provide needed help with English language development.
Courage, conscientiousness, perseverance, resilience, and passion. These five characteristics of GRIT were consistently exemplified by the Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) students on their 4-day expedition in the Pink Beds area of the Pisgah National Forest, NC.