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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 7 elementary and 4 secondary programs were strong enough to received 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.

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The mission of the School of Education is to develop caring, reflective decision makers in a Christian environment. The School of Education places great value on the Dispositions for Teaching Excellence, values outstanding teaching, and is dedicated to offering socially responsible, theoretically-informed, and research-based effective practice. We seek to encourage our teacher candidates to become life-long learners; we provide comprehensive instructional programs; and provide service to both public and private schools, as well as the professional community.  The School of Education prepares professionals who contribute substantially to the educational process and improvement of the lives of students in our changing, technologically complex, and increasingly diverse society.

The School of Education is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS), the Mississippi State Department of Education (MDE), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP). Programs in Elementary Education, Mathematics Education, English Education, Social Studies Education, Gifted Education, and Music Education are nationally recognized by NCATE/CAEP.

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Monday, February 8, 2016
Vivian Clark of Perkinston, a senior at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi, was recently awarded a $1,800 scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international philanthropic and educational organization promoting increased educational opportunities for women.