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The University of Charleston's expansion at its other sites will continue this fall with some of its education bachelor's degree programs at UC-Beckley.

Bachelor's degrees in elementary education, elementary education and special education and also elementary studies and child development, which is a non-certification degree, all will be available for UC-Beckley students this fall.

"Training the next generation of teachers is vitally important for our region, and we are proud to begin offering our established education program at UC-Beckley," UC President Ed Welch said in a news release.

UC also will continue to work with New River Community and Technical College to finalize its articulation agreement to provide a pathway for students with associate of applied science degrees in paraprofessional education to continue their college careers and attain bachelor's degrees.

"Obtaining a degree in education from the University of Charleston provides students with not only the tools to be a great, innovative and unique educator, it also ensures their future stability in this ever-changing work force," UC Education Department Chair Calandra Lockhart said in a news release. "With our supportive faculty, we assist our students in meeting individual goals and reaching their highest potential."

UC will open its doors for prospective students to ask questions at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 in the media classroom located on the third floor of UC-Beckley's Learning Resource Center.