Online Admission Application

All students seeking licensure must be admitted into the Watson College of Education in order to take courses numbered above EDN/SEC/SED 303.

How to Apply:
Undergraduate online admission application can be found on mySeaport

Graduate level admission application can be found here >

Watson College of Education Admission Deadlines:


Admission to Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Special Education, Education of Young Children, Foreign Language, Music Education and Physical Education require:

Admissions to Secondary Education (Grades 9-12) programs:

For students pursuing secondary teacher licensure (grades 9-12) in science, English, mathematics, or social studies, admission to Watson College is required at the end of Block 1 courses. To be eligible to enroll in Block 2 courses, students should apply and have met all requirements to be accepted to WCE by the end of the fall semester (December 1).*  Requirements for admission are:

  1. Completion of the university requirements in English, mathematics and a science laboratory course with a grade of “C-” or better in each course.
  2. Completion of four semesters of full-time college study or the equivalent of junior status with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale on work attempted at UNCW. Transfer students must earn a 2.70 on a minimum of 9 hours completed at UNCW.
  3. Passing scores on teacher education entry tests specified and mandated by the Board of Education of the State of North Carolina.

* Students may only begin the secondary program in the fall semester.

Admissions to Licensure Only programs require:

Checklist for Admission


Please consult your academic advisor and the Academic Advising web page of FAQ.

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