School Department News

School of Education

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:52am
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 1:04pm

William Carey University’s inaugural cohort of students in the Master of Education in Interscholastic Athletic Administration (IAA) program graduated during fall commencement exercises on Saturday, August 9.

The inaugural cohort included 12 students from central and south Mississippi along with several international students.

The IAA degree is delivered in an executive program format with the goal of students developing knowledge and capabilities relative to the business side of sports organizations. The program takes 15 months to complete. New cohorts begin each summer term and are limited to 25 students.

For more information, contact Dr. Walter Cooper, program coordinator and professor of education, at (601) 318-6764 or by email at

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.