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Inspire the Next Generation

At Western Carolina University, our roots are in teaching. We opened as a teaching college serving WNC in 1889. We honor that history by continuing to support the passionate students who attend one of the best teaching programs in the nation with some of the highest teacher placement rates in the state. Discover how you can make a difference in the future by becoming a teacher.

Discover Experiential Education that Makes an Impact 

Elementary Education major, Dominique Pinkney, Middle Grades Education major, Alyssa Potts and Alumna Leah Downing '18 share their experience in WCU's nationally ranked education programs and the hands-on experience they gained, preparing them to be teachers.


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