The Rural-Urban Exchange (RUE) is a collaborative undertaking involving the College of Education and Allied Professions (CEAP) at WCU and our partner, the School of Education at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NCA&T), a Historically Black University (HBCU) in Greensboro, NC. Every year, a small group of students from WCU and NCA&T are selected to spend a week at their partner university.
The RUE is available to all teacher-education students at WCU who are juniors or seniors and in the semester prior to full-time student teaching/interning
During their week at NCA&T, students from WCU live on campus or in a local hotel and spend time in local public schools, doing activities on campus, and in the community learning how to work with diverse P-12 students in an urban setting. During an alternate week, students from NCA&T live on WCU’s campus and visit schools in the western counties to gain exposure to P-12 schools in a rural setting.
The Rural-Urban Exchange Program provides teacher-education students with an experience in working with diverse higher education/public school faculty, candidates, and P-12 students. Students from both WCU and NCA&T have the opportunity to interact and work with teacher-education students from varying ethnic, racial, language, and socioeconomic groups in professional education activities on campus and in public schools.
Apply Online! Due November 20, 2017. Click here to apply
Cost to students: FREE