WCU's School of Education to offer Elementary Teaching Assistant Academy

WCU's School of Education to offer Elementary Teaching Assistant Academy

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from William Carey University. 

The William Carey University School of Education will offer the Elementary Teaching Assistant Academy, a program designed to help teaching assistants gain the additional qualifications needed to become licensed teachers, beginning in the summer of 2016 at the Tradition campus in Biloxi.

The academy was designed to meet the needs of teacher assistants working in public or private schools and offers candidates the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education K-6. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to become licensed elementary teachers for grades K-6 and will have a reading endorsement.

"We recognize that teaching assistants are special and need an environment that allows them to use their existing knowledge and experience as they learn," said Dr. Cassandra Conner, academic dean and director of education programs for the Tradition campus.

The two-year program will be delivered in a blended format with online and hybrid classes. The hybrid portion of the program will be delivered on three Saturdays each trimester at the Tradition campus. Students will be enrolled as a cohort. New cohort programs will begin each summer.

For more information, contact Conner at (228) 702-1829 or by email at cconner@wmcarey.edu.