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Secondary (9-12) and Special Subject (K-12) Education Undergraduate Programs

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Our Secondary and Special Subject Undergraduate Education Program prepares students to be outstanding teachers who leave a lasting impression on the lives of young students. The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree leads to the North Carolina teaching license.

Special Subject students can specialize in art or music. Secondary education students can select from concentrations in comprehensive English, mathematics, science or social sciences. Secondary education students can select from concentrations in comprehensive English, mathematics, science, and social sciences. Special subject degree candidates may specialize in the areas of art or music.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

Explore each available subject area or concentration for more information on courses and requirements.

The Art Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 24 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, 59 major hours, and 3 hours of general electives.

Successful completion of the art education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license in Art (K-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.E.d. in Art Education / B.F.A. with Art Education Emphasis 
Catalog Listing for Art Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016)
Art Education Program

Special Subject Areas (K-12) Art Concentration Program Director
Dr. Erin Tapley / 828-227-3598 / etapley@wcu.edu


The English Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 25-27 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, 43 major hours, and 8-14 hours of general electives.

Successful completion of the English education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license in English at the secondary level (9-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in English Education
Catalog Listing for English Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016)
English Education Program

Secondary (9-12) English Concentration Program Director
Dr. Michael Boatright / 828-227-3919 / mdboatright@wcu.edu

The Mathematics Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 30 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, 47 major hours, and 4 hours of general electives.

Successful completion of the mathematics education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license in Mathematics at the secondary level (9-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education (starting on an even year - to be updated Fall 2015) 
Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education (starting on an odd year - to be updated Fall 2015)
Catalog Listing for Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016) 
Mathematics Education Program

Secondary (9-12) Mathematics Concentration Program Directors
Dr. Kathy Jaqua / 828-227-3826 / kjaqua@wcu.edu

The Music Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 24 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, 38 major hours, and 24 hours in the Music Education Concentration.

The B.S.Ed. degree in music education is earned at the same time the B.M. in Music is earned.

Successful completion of the music education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license in music (K-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Instrumental Music Education
Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Choral / General Music Education
Catalog Listing for Music Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016)
Music Education Program  

Special Subject Areas (K-12) Music Concentration Program Director
Dr. Michael Schallock / 828-227-3141 / mschallock@wcu.edu

 

The Bachelor's of Science in Education, Secondary Science has four concentrations that allows students to gain a deep knowledge and understanding of their chosen field, while maintaining an broader knowledge of another discipline.  

The Comprehensive Science Education program prepares students to teach science at the secondary level. The program reflects the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, and includes:

  • An introductory Science Education class (SCI 150)
  • An inquiry-based Nature of Science class (SCI 301)
  • Upper level content in the concentration area
  • A capstone research experience in the concentration area

The program provides students the theoretical and practical framework to be informed, effective, and innovative inquiry-based practitioners.

Discover More about the program

Secondary (9-12) Comprehensive Science Concentration Program Director

Frank Forcino | 828.227.2888 | flforcino@wcu.edu 

The Social Sciences Education degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 25-27 hours in the Professional Education Sequence, and 29 major hours.

Students must enroll simultaneously in the B.S. or B.A. in History in order to complete the requirements for the B.S.Ed.

Successful completion of the social sciences education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial N.C. teaching license at the secondary level (9-12). 

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Social Sciences Education  
Catalog Listing for Social Sciences Education, B.S.Ed. (2015-2016)
Social Sciences Education Program

Secondary (9-12) Comprehensive Social Sciences Concentration Program Director
Dr. Benjamin Francis-Fallon / 828-227-7243 / bfrancisfallon@wcu.edu

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