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Undergraduate Programs



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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.

Minors & Certificates

Choosing a major is just the start. We offer a range of minors and certificate programs to help you gain skills, open doors and expand your career options!

A Place That Feels Like Home


Student Testimonials

"There is joy in helping children find their place in this world and discover who they are. I can do that as an educator." Kiera, Elementary Education


Student Testimonials

"I chose UNCW’s Watson College of Education because of the many opportunities Watson provides for aspiring educators to be out in the classroom, using what they have learned." Emily, Special Education


Student Testimonials

"I love the connections the faculty seek out with their students. They really want you to succeed." Trey, Elementary Education


Student Testimonials

"I fell in love with Watson, hearing about their study abroad opportunities, early field experience and the Learning Community." Rachel, Elementary Education


Student Testimonials

"The people here will help you develop and grow as a person. It is literally the best decision you could make." Marianne, Elementary Education

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Degree Program Finder

Imagine creating a brighter future for students, making a difference in your community and achieving your dream of becoming a teacher. Since 1955, UNCW’s Watson College of Education has been empowering future teachers to impact students in the classroom and beyond. Find the program that’s right for you with our comprehensive guide to undergraduate majors and minors, graduate degrees and certificate options.

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Beyond the Classroom

From your first day on campus, you’ll find endless ways to engage here at Watson. Volunteer with student organizations, join the Education Learning Community, connect with classmates, explore our study abroad programs – you’ll find the right fit for your unique goals and personality and make lifelong friends in the process.

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Dean Heath, Recruitment Specialist