College of Education and Allied Professions

The Rural-Urban Exchange

The Rural-Urban Exchange (RUE) is a collaborative undertaking involving the College of Education and Allied Professions (CEAP) at WCU and our partner, the School of Education at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NCA&T), a Historically Black University (HBCU) in Greensboro, NC. Every year, a small group of students from WCU and  NCA&T are selected to spend a week at their partner university.

The RUE is available to all teacher-education students at WCU who are juniors or seniors and in the semester prior to full-time student teaching/interning

During their week at NCA&T, students from WCU live on campus or in a local hotel and spend time in local public schools, doing activities on campus, and in the community learning how to work with diverse P-12 students in an urban setting. During an alternate week, students from NCA&T live on WCU’s campus and visit schools in the western counties to gain exposure to P-12 schools in a rural setting.

The Rural-Urban Exchange Program provides teacher-education students with an experience in working with diverse higher education/public school faculty, candidates, and P-12 students. Students from both WCU and NCA&T 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 schools.

2017-2018 Application

Apply Online! Due November 20, 2017. Click here to apply

Cost to students: FREE


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