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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:03am

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 11, 2014 - William Carey University’s School of Education hosted the ninth annual Young Authors Celebration (YAC) on March 7. There were approximately 500 students from 12 area elementary and middle schools at the event, along with their teachers and parent chaperons.
The keynote speaker this year was Vaughn Wilson of Vaughn Wilson Photography. Other guest speakers included Rick Anderson of Clinton, Fluer Bradley of Biloxi, Kym Garraway Braley of Hattiesburg, Dr. Read Diket from WCU, Ginny Kemp of Columbia, Jean Sauls of Columbia, and Diane Williams of Jackson. Scot Jones of Hattiesburg, a local “magician,” entertained the students as they arrived.
Educators who signed up to be a YAC teacher held a writer’s workshop in their classrooms, where their students learned about the drafting, editing, and publishing stages of writing and illustrating through hands-on experience. The students brought their books to the YAC event at WCU to share their work.
YAC began in the 1990s and is funded by Congress through the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide public programs in traditional liberal arts disciplines. Led by Dr. June Hornsby, director of WCU student teaching, and Dr. Barry Morris, associate professor of education, YAC gives students the opportunity to meet regional authors and illustrators, tour WCU’s campus, have lunch, participate in a book fair, attend workshops on writing and illustrating, meet WCU student teachers,  and share their books with other students. Sponsors for YAC include Dr. Hornsby, Dr. Morris, WCU Office of Admissions, Barnes & Nobles Bookstore, Phi Delta Kappa, and the Mississippi Humanities Council Speakers Bureau.