Swain Center

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Affordable. Self-paced. Convenient

The Swain Center offers a diverse selection of online courses that are facilitated by experienced instructors from our vendors VESi and Ed2Go. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient and geared for teachers with busy lifestyles.


  • Courses now available on tablets!

Virtual Education Software, Inc. provides self-paced professional development courses for teachers via online coursework. Educators who successfully complete a module will be issued a certificate of completion for their records and to present to the staff development person within their school. Final award of CEUs must be approved by the local education agency (school district or charter school). It is therefore recommended you have each course approved prior to registering.

Please note: link above will take you to the UNCW site where you can view the courses and process payment. Once registered, you will receive a password to access the course. You have one year from the date of enrollment to complete your studies. Successful completion of these courses qualifies the student for CEUs only. Courses do not qualify for academic credit from UNCW.


  • Now approved for reimbursement by MyCAA!

Ed2Go provides students with courses that can meet job requirements or lead to personal growth in a convenient and self-paced way. The Ed2Go course delivery system has been used at UNCW since 2002 for its online non-credit short courses. These courses can serve as an introduction to higher education and connect students to the university without requiring registering as a for-credit student.

Please note: link above will take you directly to the Ed2Go page, where you will view courses, and register. You will be directed to a UNCW site for payment.Successful completion of these courses qualifies the student for CEUs only. Courses do not qualify for academic credit from UNCW.

Watson College of Education Professional Development System

Partners in the Watson College's Professional Development System work collaboratively to define appropriate and effective preparation needs. Extensive dialogue with colleagues across partnership districts and charter schools affords opportunities to make important connections to learning and teaching. Because we believe that a strong learning community is built upon a model of life-long professional growth, we have made professional development for all partners an integral component of our PDS.