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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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Rogers Publishes Book

Dr. Carrie Rogers has published the book, Stewardship as Teacher Leadership: Portraits from the Profession.   

Dr. Brandy Tiernan

Tiernan Named Consulting Editor

Dr. Brandy Tiernan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, was named a consulting editor for Teaching of Psychology.   


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Menickelli Elected Association President

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).   


The History of Psychology at WCU

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.  

Alyssa Potts

Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Middle School Students

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.   

CEAP Students

Inclusive Education Students Receive Certification

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   

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LEAP Returns!

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.   

Students in the woods

PRM 354: Outdoor Living and Expedition Skills personifies GRIT!

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.   

Students in Utah

Ski and Snowboard Travel Course to Utah

The Parks and Recreation Management Program took nine students to Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah from January 5-10, 2020 for the second year of the Utah Ski and Snowboard Travel Course.  

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