Use Atomic Learning for Technology Training

Are you taking a class that requires you to use a software application you are unfamiliar with? Atomic Learning can help! The college recently purchased access to Atomic Learning, a service that provides online training on a wide range of technology, including assistive technology. To access the training, go to: and login using your email/Blackboard username and password. Right now, faculty, staff, and students in the School of Teaching and Learning can access the site. Contact Dr. Lee Nickles with any questions.

Math Education Student Wins NC Regional Award

Caitlin Yencha, a major in mathematics and math education, has been selected as the outstanding mathematics education student from the western region by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics for 2011. Source:

Video Overview of NC Common Core Standards

Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Instruction made a presentation to the college on November 16 regarding the new Common Core Standards that are in effect for K-12 schools in our state. Their presentation can be viewed through this Youtube playlist:

Scholarship Applications Due December 1

The Office of Special Programs is accepting applications for CEAP administered scholarships through December 1. The application is online.

You can also get more information about CEAP scholarships or contact the office directly.

Apply to Participate in the Rural-Urban Exchange

Teacher Education students:  Apply to participate in the Eleventh annual Rural-Urban Exchange (RUE), a collaborative undertaking involving the College of Education and Allied Professions (CEAP) at WCU and the School of Education at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NCA&T) in Greensboro. Six students from WCU and six from NCA&T will be selected to participate.

To apply, you must be admitted to the teacher education program at WCU, a junior or senior, and NOT in full-time student teaching or Internship II in Spring, 2012. Applications are due December 2, 2011.

For more information and to pick up an application, contact Dr. John Habel in the Department of Psychology (Killian 308, phone 227-3367, email: or Dr. Tom Oren in the School of Teaching & Learning (Reid 105, phone 227-3290, email:

Early Field Experience Application is now in TaskStream

We have developed a consolidated application for courses that require an early field experience where placements will be made by OFE (Block, PSY 323, SPED 339, methods courses [some methods courses are made by individual programs, but if OFE is making the placements, the students need to complete the application]).

The application is now active in TaskStream (there is no paper application), and students should complete it once they register for spring courses. The deadline is November 18, though we will certainly accept late applications if students are unable to register now for some reason (not being admitted to the Teacher Education program yet, for example). Watch this video to see how the process works in TaskStream.

Contact the Office of Field Experiences for more information.