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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.

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Dr. Lisa Bloom at UCJ Quality Assurance Conference

Dr. Lisa Bloom was part of an invited panel of experts on online assessment during the University Council of Jamaica’s (UCJ) 17th annual Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week that took place March 7-11, 2022.  


IAP New Book Information

Today, the meaning of literacy, what it means to be literate, has shifted dramatically. Literacy involves more than a set of conventions to be learned, either through print or technological formats. Rather, literacy enables people to negotiate meaning.  

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April Perry receives 2022 Outstanding Support for Graduate Students Award!

Congratulations to April Perry as the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Support for Graduate Students Award. She will be recognized at the upcoming 2022 NASPA Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in March. Congratulations again, April, on this special recognition and thank you for your devotion to the WCU Graduate Students!  

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Great Work, NCSELP!

NCSELP (North Carolina School Executive Leadership Program) Masters in School Administration leads to Principal licensure and is intentional about identifying leaders who are interested in confronting policies, structures and practices that lead to inequities in educational systems and communities.   

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Principal Fellows Program Grant

WCU received a competitive grant for the Principal Fellows Program which is part of the university’s Masters in School Administration Program. PFP is focused on students who have been identified as aspiring leaders and the grant allows them to receive additional equity training, attend national conferences and engage with other school leaders throughout the country dedicated to equity work.   

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Grants supporting social justice, racial equity

Duke Energy provides $1 million in grants to support organizations focused on social justice, racial equity in North Carolina. WCU Foundation to receive $25,000 from this initiative.  

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Dr. Charmion Rush wins Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Charmion Rush, Western Carolina University, wins the NC TED Subdivision Distinguished Service Award  

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Finalist for NC Beginning Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to CEAP Inclusive Education graduate, Ashlee O’Dwyer, who is one of only 17 finalists for the NC Beginning Teacher of the Year!   

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CEAP Student Recognized as Beginning Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Haywood County Schools' Beginning Teacher of the Year Chelsea Carpenter! Chelsea is a current CEAP birth-kindergarten education student and teaches kindergarten at Jonathan Valley Elementary.  

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