School Department News

School of Education

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 9:01am

The William Carey University School of Education will host an Admission to Teacher Education Roundup on September 9 for individuals interested in becoming educators.

The informational event will be held from 5 until 5:45 p.m. in the Kresge Room of the Thomas Business Building on the WCU Hattiesburg campus.

During the program, Dr. Tammie Brown, chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will present information to students interested in becoming teachers either through the traditional or alternate routes. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the School of Education at (601) 318-6091 or email

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 9:48am

Hattiesburg, MS, June 24, 2014 - William Carey University received special recognition by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for three programs in The School of Education. The Second Annual Review of Teacher Preparation Programs evaluated 1,612 teacher preparation programs across the United States, including 20 graduate and undergraduate programs in Mississippi. Elementary, secondary and special educations programs were fully evaluated.
Of the 1,612 programs reviewed, Carey ranked tenth in the nation in the Special Education preparation program. Elementary Education preparation ranked 71 and Secondary Education received a 399 rank. Of the 20 in-state programs evaluated seven elementary and four secondary programs were strong enough to receive national ranking.
Dean of the School of Education Dr. Ben Burnett said, “I am very proud of the hard work of the School of Education faculty and the support from the university administration for the teacher education program here at William Carey University.  We have bright and talented students and I know they will have an impact on the students of the future.  This great ranking is just one measure of the progress our students and faculty are making together.  We look forward to continuing this level of excellence in the future".
The NCTQ was founded in 2000 to restructure the teaching profession and to increase the quality of teacher preparation programs in the United States.

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 4:30pm

Hattiesburg, MS, June 23, 2014 - The William Carey University School of Education has added four graduate courses to its list of Summer Term II offerings.  The four courses will be offered completely online beginning July 7. Summer Term II is five weeks long and will end on August 8. The courses can be used as part of a graduate degree program, for license renewal, or as electives. Courses include EDU 572 (Survey of Exceptional Children); EDU 627 (Performance Assessment); EDU 602 (Trends in Children’s Literature), and EDU 646 (Secondary Methods).

For more information or to register for the courses, contact the School of Education at (601) 318-6600 or via email at

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 9:47am

Hattiesburg, MS, May 23, 2014 - he International Dyslexia Association (IDA) recently announced that William Carey University’s Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy program is one of eight university programs in the U.S. that has received accreditation from IDA for having met the standards outlined in the IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

WCU’s inaugural Dyslexia Therapy cohort began classes in summer 2013 and were recognized with a Red Coat Ceremony the following October. The dyslexia therapy students, representing public and private schools statewide, are currently working with dyslexic students in a supervised clinical internship program that will continue until the completion of the two-year program in May 2015.

The International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia as well as related language-based learning differences. The IDA operates 43 branches throughout the United States and Canada and has global partners in 20 countries, including Australia, Brazil, England, Germany, Ireland, and Japan.

For additional information about WCU’s dyslexia therapy program, contact Dr. Cena Holifield, coordinator of the program, at