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The 2015 January Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online.

Brown Bag Series

4th Annual WCE Scholarship Brown Bag Series - Feb. 11, 2015
All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join us for lunchtime presentations throughout our fall and spring semesters.
View the 2014-2015 schedule >
Archived presentations are available online >

Dr. Kenneth Cushner

Spring 2015 WCE Speaker Series: Dr. Kenneth Cushner (Feb. 16-17)
Kenneth Cushner, Professor of Multicultural and International Education at Kent State University, is author/editor of several books and articles in the field of intercultural education. Prior to his university appointment, he taught in schools in Switzerland, Australia and the United States, and has traveled with young people and teachers on all seven continents. Learn more >


The Dropout Prevention Coalition has some great events lined up for the Spring semester. The weekend of February 15-18, 2015 is the 2015 At-Risk Youth National Forum in Myrtle Beach, SC. Then, the 2nd Annual Wilmington Community Summit: Toxic Stress in Young Children will be held on February 16, 2015 at the First Baptist Church Activity Center. Details for these events are available at


UNCW earns Carnegie Community Engagement classification, with Watson being included as a major contributor to community involvement! We've also been ranked #35 out of 179 universities in the US News and World Report rankings for Best Online Programs in Education (Graduate).

Distinguished Alumni Award

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter would like to recognize alumni who have made significant contributions to education and who have represented the Watson College of Education’s commitment to excellence. You are invited to submit the name(s) of one or more Watson College of Education Alumni you would like to nominate for this honor.  Nominations are due to by March 31st to the WCE Dean’s Office. Download the nomination form here >

Poverty Simulations

2015 Poverty Simulation - Feb. 25 and March 19, 2015
Faculty from the Watson College will provide two Poverty Simulations during the fall semester. This is the fifth year the program has been offered. To date, more than 1,500 UNCW students and community members have participated in the simulation, which provides an opportunity to get a glimpse into some of the challenges families living in poverty face every day. Learn more >


WCE Receives Outstanding Reaccreditation Report
The Watson College of Education is proud to announce results of its 2013-14 reaccreditation review by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The college has received full approval of all undergraduate and graduate level teacher preparation programs, having met six rigorous standards set by the professional education community. Learn more >

Connections Magazine 2014

2014 Connections Magazine - Our Exceptional Students
View the Fall 2014 edition of Connections Magazine from the Watson College of Education. Learn about what our amazing students have been doing to make education better. We are so proud of our exceptional students and can't wait to share their stories with you! View online >

AIG Reboot Conference

UNCW AIG Reboot Conference - April 17, 2015
The UNCW Watson College of Education's Academically & Intellectically Gifted program will host the UNCW AIG Reboot Conference on April 17, 2015, featuring speaker Ian Byrd. Register online now >


MAT in Teaching English as a Second Language

New Masters of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language
Interested in teaching English as a Second Language but need to be certified? Check out our new Masters of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language. You can be initially certified in North Carolina in our new program! Email Dr. Eleni Pappamihiel for more information

STAR grant workshops

2014 STAR Grant and CESTEM Workshops
The WCE STAR Grant and the UNCW CESTEM office are proud to offer several FREE workshops to teachers throughout the fall semester. Check out the STAR grant website for more information >

WCE Student Leaders

Become a Watson College Student Leader! Attend any one of our Information Sessions to learn more!
Watson wants dedicated and enthusiatic individuals who are passionate about teaching and want to represent the Watson College through leadership, professionalism, and service of the past, present and future WCE Alumni! Learn more >

International Studies Programs

International Studies Programs Available!
Learn more about the WCE International Studies Programs available to students. Internships and study abroad opportunities in Belize, Costa Rica, Japan, Kuwait and Malawi!

Alumni Update

Alumni - Update Your Information
As a valued member of the Seahawk family, we want to learn more about the areas of the university that are most important to you. Please take a moment to review your contact information and make any changes by visiting

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Jan 28

WCE Open Forum

3pm in EB 162

Jan 29

UNCW Engagement Days-Youth Development

10am-2:15pm in the Azalea Coast Ballroom, FSU

Jan 30

WCE New Faculty Lunch


Feb 5

WCE Advisory Board

5pm in Ed Lab

Feb 11

WCE Scholarship Brown Bag Series: Chuck Jurich (EEMLS)
“Unpacking Collaborative Multiple Authorship and New Literacies Writing Practices in an Elementary After-School Video Production Club”

12pm in EB 331

Feb 14

WCE Alumni Luncheon

11:30am in Education Atrium

Feb 15

2015 At-Risk Youth National Forum

Feb. 15-18 in Myrtle Beach, SC

Feb 16

2nd Annual Wilmington Community Summit: Toxic Stress in Young Children

10am-12pm at the First Baptist Church Activities Center

WCE Public Speaker Series: Dr. Kenneth Cushner

4:15pm Reception in McNeill Lobby
5pm Lecture in McNeill 1005

Feb 17

WCE Public Speaker Series: Dr. Kenneth Cushner

EB 162
9:30am Discussion with Fac/Staff
10:50am Discussion with Students

WCE Coffee and Conversation

9:30am in 3rd Floor Lounge Area

Watch a welcome video from Dean Teitelbaum

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