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About the School of Education

The School of Education's purpose is to provide professional training and study that will prepare the teacher candidate to pursue a career in the field of education. This training is characterized by course content, field practica, and clinical experiences. The School of Education at William Carey University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP), www.ncate.org or www.caepnet.org, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Mississippi Department of Education.  The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP) is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation.  William Carey University's School of Education's performance-based system of outcomes fosters effective building-level principals, classroom teachers in art, music, physical education, English, social studies, mathematics, special education, biology/chemistry, and elementary education who work to improve the education of all P-12 students.  The School of Education's history begins in 1892 with the Pearl River Boarding School offering elementary, preparatory, and some college work.  Teacher education began as a full program with the Missisippi Woman's College and has continued to grow until today the School of Education is the fourth largest education school in the state of Mississippi.