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Jamaica Program

WCU Jamaica Program Students-2015

Learn more about our Jamaica Program by contacting us at 866-928-4723 or learn@wcu.edu.

WCU has been involved in providing education and training programs for Jamaican Teachers since the early 1970’s. The Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) in Middle Grades Education is offered to teachers who have completed a recognized three year teacher education program in Jamaica. Qualified Jamaican teachers are accepted into the program if they meet the following requirements: 1) each applicant must provide an official copy of a Jamaican Teaching Diploma; and 2) each must provide an official Jamaican teachers’ college transcript.

In recognition of completing the Jamaican Teachers’ College program, qualified students receive 85 credits toward the BSEd degree. Candidate applications are reviewed and adjudged on the basis of completion and compliance with the above requirements and academic success. Academic success is determined on the basis of a minimum GPA of 2.5 or greater.



The BSEd degree offers concentrations in Special Education, Early Childhood, and subject matter foci in Mathematics. The degree program is designed to meet the learning needs of teachers in Jamaica and does not qualify as a certification program for teacher licensure in North Carolina or any other state. 



WCU also offers Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degrees in Supervision and in Special Education NEW! in Jamaica for teachers who hold a baccalaureate degree in Education. Instruction for both the undergraduate and graduate is held in Jamaica at sites in Kingston, Montego Bay, and Discovery Bay. We look forward to offering programs in Mandeville and Port Antonio when we can gather enough interest.

Interested candidates should contact Educational Outreach at learn@wcu.edu.


Those interested in applying to the Western Carolina University Jamaica Program should contact Educational Outreach at learn@wcu.edu or can apply below:

Bachelor's Programs
Printable Application for Admission - Bachelor's Program
Online Application for Admission - Bachelor's Program
Frequently Asked Questions - Bachelor's Degree

Contact your local recruiter to deliver your application and transcript or contact us at learn@wcu.edu for more information.

Master's Programs
Printable Application for Admission - Master's Program
Online Application for Admission - Master's Program
Frequently Asked Questions - Master's in Educational Supervision
Frequently Asked Questions - Master's in Special Education
Contact your local recruiter to deliver your application and transcript or contact us at learn@wcu.edu for more information.

WCU Program Office in Cullowhee:
Divison of Educational Outreach
138 Cordelia Camp
Cullowhee, NC 28723

828-507-7531 WhatsApp
828-227-7397 tel
866-928-4723 toll-free tel
828-227-7115 fax
learn@wcu.edu
On-Site Coordinator:
Owen Speid
876-419-0417 tel | WhatsApp

Application Drop-Off in Kingston:
Quality Academics School
77 Halfway Tree Road
Kingston 10, Jamaica W.I.

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-6:30pm
Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm

Please send official transcripts to:
Quality Academics
Attn: WCU
77 Half Way Tree Rd.
Kingston 10
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