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New! Degree in Workforce Learning & Development

WCE introduces a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Learning & Development with classes starting in fall 2024. The program is designed for military personnel and mid-career professionals in the skilled trades. Offered 100% online.


Learn more about the work of the Watson College including new programs, accomplishments of our faculty, students, alumni and partners, and upcoming events in our bi-monthly Watson Chronicle newsletter.

A Place That Feels Like Home

Applied Learning

Extensive, Real-world Experiences

Experiential learning is highly valued at the Watson College. Students complete field experiences and internships, and have opportunities to study abroad, participate with faculty in significant research and join student organizations that focus on scholarship, community outreach and service. These experiences give our students a professional edge across a breadth of career pathways.
News & Events

Watson Preview Day

Prospective students interested in a teaching career are invited to visit us for Watson Preview Day. This is a Saturday morning event open to high school students, transfer students, and their friends and family. Highlights include an overview of Watson programs, a student panel discussion, and a tour our unique Ed Lab and CMC spaces located in the Education Building.

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Future Teacher Conference

The Future Teacher Conference is an opportunity for High Schools, Community Colleges, and Home School groups to bring students to UNCW. This is a day where students who have an interest in education can feel what it is like to be a Watson Student.

Watson Students

Watson Connect

UNCW students: Join us on August 28, 2024 for Watson Connect! Drop by the Ed Building any time between 11am-2pm to learn about our teacher education programs and the many minors we offer, including programs like leadership studies and esports, open to all UNCW students. Explore our unique Ed Lab, CMC and Student Success Center and learn about clubs/orgs/field experiences and much more! FREE EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT AND GAMES!!

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Watson Mini Sessions

Are you interested in learning about undergraduate or graduate opportunities at Watson? Watson offers quick, informational sessions that might help answer some questions you may have about teaching, living in a learning community, Watson College, or information about graduate school!

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Contact The Watson College

Dean’s Office

Phone: (910) 962-3192
Fax: (910) 962-4081

601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403


Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer hours:

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.