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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.

social justice grants

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  

teacher of the year

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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Clapp Publishes Book Chapter

Amanda Clapp, Science Teacher Leader at the Catamount School, has published a chapter in the book, On Teaching Evolution  

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Scales Publishes Journal Article

Dr. Roya Scales, Professor of Literacy Education, published an article in Teaching and Teacher Education.   

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Scales, Scales, and Golden Publish Article

Dr. Roya Scales, Professor of Literacy Education, David Scales, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Tori Golden, two-time WCU graduate, and current Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia have published the article, Writing for Comprehension: How does Writing Influence Informational Reading Comprehension in the Elementary Classroom.   

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Tiernan Awarded BBRF Young Investigator Grant

Dr. Brandy Tiernan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, was awarded a 2021 Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Grant.   

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Bobilya and Colleagues Publish Paper

The third manuscript resulting from a five-year instrument development project with the North Carolina Outward Bound school was published this summer in the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership (JOREL).  

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