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College of Education and Allied Professions

Engagement and Outreach

Engaged in Outreach

The College of Education and Allied Professions is home to a number of programs that provide outreach, assistance and service to both the campus community and the larger surrounding region. This work not only provides service opportunities for our students; it also delivers incredible real-world professional experience.

McKee Psychological Services Center

McKee Psychological Services Clinic is a not-for-profit training program for our students in Clinical and School Psychology graduate programs. Clinical services are provided by the graduate students under the close supervision of university faculty. These clinical services primarily involve comprehensive psychological assessment and consultation to schools and parents by may also include counseling, therapy, and education interventions.
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The University Participant Program

The WCU UP Program provides an inclusive, two-year, on-campus living and learning experience for college-aged persons with intellectual disabilities. The goal of the program is to facilitate transition of participants from secondary school to adult life with education, employment and independent living.
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Reach to Teach/Teachers of Tomorrow

This on-campus program is held annually for regional minority middle and high school students to encourage them to consider careers in education.
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Language-Enhancement After School Program

The LEAP Program is an after school program that provides high-quality programming to students who are learning or who have learned English as a second language.
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Growing Minds @ WCU

Through the Growing Minds @ WCU: Local Food and Farm to School Education Project, Western Carolina University students in the School of Teaching and Learning and in the Nutrition/Dietetics Program lead farm field trips, farmer classroom visits, gardening lessons, and cooking lessons in our local elementary and middle grades classrooms.
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Transformative Rural-Urban Exchange (TRUE)

The Transformative Rural-Urban Exchange Program (TRUE) provides teacher-education candidates with an experience working with diverse higher education and public school faculty, candidates, and students in P-8 schools. Students from both WCU and NC A&T SU have the opportunity to interact and work with teacher-education students from varying ethnic, racial, language, and socioeconomic groups in professional education activities on campus and in public school.
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Break by the Lake

This one-day conference, held annually in the fall, is for school counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologists, attendance officers, school resource officers, and other student personnel workers. Student services personnel come together at Lake Junaluska for a day of sharing ideas that work and to network/connect with colleagues.

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