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WCE Receives Outstanding Reaccreditation Report

The Watson College of Education has received national reaccreditation of all undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. Following an on-site review last spring, NCATE reviewers described the college and the WCE Teacher Education Program as “an amazing special place” that provides “a beacon for those in the schools whose flame may be wavering.” The official report, issued in November, certifies that the college has met rigorous national standards for all programs and was deemed to have “no areas for improvement.” More

UNCW Receives Nearly $300,000 NSF Noyce Capacity Building Grant for STEM Teacher Education Program

The National Science Foundation has awarded UNCW a two-year grant to develop an integrated STEM teacher education program. The innovative career pathway for secondary education teachers will be offered as an undergraduate degree and certificate program in fall 2017 through a joint initiative of the Watson College of Education and UNCW’s College of Arts and Sciences. A graduate certificate program for current teachers and career-changers is also planned. More

Dean Teitelbaum Honored for Contributions in Education

Watson College Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum is recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education Alumni Achievement Award for 2014-15. The award, the highest honor bestowed by the UW-Madison School of Education, recognizes Teitelbaum’s career as an outstanding scholar, teacher and administrator. More

WCE Professor Kathleen Roney Receives National Award

The National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education (NaPOMLE) has named WCE professor Kathleen Roney Outstanding Professor of Middle Level Education for 2014. The prestigious award was given in recognition of Roney’s dedication to the profession and to the education of middle grades teacher candidates. More

Sorosis Club Establishes WCE Scholarship to Honor Teresa S. Lee

The Watson College is pleased to announce a new scholarship created by the Night Department of North Carolina Sorosis Women’s Club to honor their founder and first chairman. The Teresa S. Lee Scholarship in Education is a merit award for education majors in the internship semester. The first scholarship was awarded to Jennifer Lohsen on Nov. 17. More

WCE Offers New MAT in TESL; Redesigns AIG Programs

The Watson College of Education will introduce a new Masters of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in teaching English as a Second Language in fall 2015. WCE has also redesigned and enhanced Add-On Licensure and Master of Education programs with specialization in academically or intellectually gifted. More

CESTEM Adds Raspberry Pi to Technology Loan Program; Hosts Teacher Workshop

UNCW’s Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has added 10 Raspberry Pi kits to the Technology Loan Program. CESTEM, in partnership with the WCE STAR Grant Program, held a workshop Oct. 18 to share ways teachers can use the Raspberry Pi technology to develop integrated STEM activities for K-12 students. More

Nationally Acclaimed Educator Terrell Strayhorn Visits the UNCW Campus

WCE welcomed Terrell Strayhorn to a speaker series event at UNCW on Oct. 20. Strayhorn, a professor at The Ohio State University (OSU) and director of the recently established Center for Higher Education Enterprise at OSU gave a presentation titled “Access and Excellence: A Balancing Act in Public Education.” More

Watson College Faculty in the News

Joanne Nottingham and her Leadership Studies students were featured in the StarNews for their support of the local nonprofit Step Up For Soldiers. Barbara Honchell, who delivered a keynote address the 17th annual Kansas Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference in November, was featured in an article in The Emporia Gazette.More

WCE Graduate Student Featured in UNC-GA Story

Beth Peddle, a student in the Watson College of Education M.Ed. Language and Literacy program and grand prize winner of the inaugural Picture This: UNC Research Photo Contest, was featured in an article on the UNC General Administration homepage in October. The article highlights Peddle’s research on “keywords” and is titled “Organic Literacy Strengthens Reading, Writing and Relationships.” More