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.
Explore each available subject area or concentration for more information on courses and requirements.
The Art Education degree program prepares and certifies students to teach art to students in grades K-12. Nationally accredited and recognized, the program supports a studio approach to art teaching and emphasizes cross-cultural arts awareness.
Successful completion of the art education program will lead to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and an initial NC teaching license in Art (K-12).
Special Subject Areas (K-12) Art Program Coordinator
Dr. Erin Tapley / 828.227.3598 / email@example.com
The English Education degree program in English education is for students who love language and literature and want to make a difference by teaching. These teachers-in-training acquire their skills and hands-on experience under the guidance of dedicated professors and full-time mentors. Best of all, graduates earn two degrees, which gives them plenty of job choices after graduation. Graduates’ placement rate is high. In fact, those with outstanding records who actively seek work tend to find jobs in areas of need fairly quickly--often in the first summer after they graduate. In some cases, they even have jobs before they graduate.
Successful completion of the English education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), and an initial NC teaching license in English at the secondary level (9-12).
Secondary (9-12) English Program Coordinator
Dr. Michael Boatright / 828.227.3919 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mathematics Education degree program prepares students to work as high school mathematics teachers in North Carolina and the region. Students take courses based in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and WCU’s nationally award-winning School of Teaching and Learning. Mathematics Education students repeatedly have won recognition as the Outstanding Mathematics Education Student for the western region of the state from the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Successful completion of the mathematics education program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and an initial NC teaching license in Mathematics at the secondary level (9-12).
Secondary (9-12) Mathematics Program Coordinator
Dr. Nathan Borchelt / 828.227.2484 / email@example.com
The Music Education program provides students with the thorough training necessary to be a successful music educator in the public schools of North Carolina and the region. The program includes six semesters of lessons, courses in teaching the various musical instruments and voice, music education methods and materials, and a year-long internship. The School offers two concentrations within this degree program: instrumental or choral/general.
Successful completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), and an initial NC teaching license in Music (K-12).
Audition required: To become a music education major, you must successfully perform a live audition for a panel of music faculty. Auditions take place in January of each year for entrance into the program the following Fall. To apply for an audition, please follow this link.
Special Subject Areas (K-12) Music Program Coordinator
Dr. Jeananne Nichols / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Secondary Science Education program prepares students to teach high school science. Students can choose a concentration in biology, chemistry, earth sciences or physics. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree and recommendation for an initial NC teaching license at the secondary level (9-12). There’s no better place to explore the sciences than at WCU, minutes away from the national park in one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world.
The program provides students the theoretical and practical framework to be informed, effective, and innovative inquiry-based practitioners.
Secondary (9-12) Science Program Coordinator
Frank Forcino | 828.227.2888 | email@example.com
The Social Sciences Education degree prepares students to teach high school social sciences. It is a dual degree program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree, either a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History degree, and recommendation for an initial NC teaching license at the secondary level (9-12).
Secondary (9-12) Social Science Program Coordinator
Dr. Mary Ella Engel / 828.227.3838 / firstname.lastname@example.org