Get Out The Vote
MAT in Art
Graduate Programs
Watson Wednesdays
Coming Soon: Changes to Canvas Login Page
As part of ITS’s continuing approach to improve both the user experience and the security of our computing environment, we are implementing a new login page for Canvas, our Learning Management System (LMS). This change will be implemented on October 26, 2020.
Get Out The Vote

Watson Gets Out The Vote!
Watson’s “Get Out the Vote” campaign is designed to help Watson College students be better informed and ready to vote in the 2020 election. The campaign is an initiative of WCE’s Diversity Committee. Learn more >

Watson Chronicle

The 2020 October Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Watson Chronicle. I welcome your comments and feedback, and hope you'll join us in sharing the stories of the work of the Watson College with others. Read more >


Meeting of the UNCW Chancellor’s DCVPA Advisory Board, Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy Chancellor’s Advisory Board will remotely convene at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. The meeting is open to the public. For dial-in information or for general inquiries regarding this meeting, please email Colleen Opalka, Executive Assistant in the Watson College of Education Dean’s Office, at

watson preview day

Watson Preview Days - Oct. 17
Every semester, the Watson College hosts two preview day events for high school students and transfer students interested in becoming a teacher. Parents/family/friends are welcome too! Both events will be held virtually this fall. Register online >

Best for the Nest

Best for the Nest - A Guide for Returning to Campus
UNCW has developed a website for information and instructions about returning to campus this fall. The information and protocols outline the steps students, faculty, staff, and visitors must follow to protect and preserve our campus community during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus. Please do what is “Best for the Nest” by complying with these requirements until further notice. Learn more >


WCE Corona Virus Support Page
In order to streamline WCE correspondence and complement university-level communications distributed by the Office of University Relations, this resource page will be updated regularly with the most up-to-date information. Resources for faculty, staff, students, and parents is located here:


Angelia Reid-Griffin Receives NC Outstanding STEM Educator Award
Angelia Reid-Griffin has received the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center’s 2020 award for excellence in informal STEM education. Reid-Griffin is a professor of secondary science education at the Watson College and coordinator of the Junior Seahawk Academy. MORE...

Michele Parker

Michele Parker Receives Graduate Mentor, Teaching Excellence Awards
Michele Parker, professor in WCE’s Department of Educational Leadership, has received UNCW’s Graduate Mentor Award. She is also the 2019-20 Watson College of Education recipient of the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award. The awards were presented at UNCW’s annual fall faculty meeting on Sept. 10. MORE...


New Video Promotes eSports at UNCW
UNCW introduced a Seahawk eSports Club in 2019 with the goal of bringing together a community to learn, play and teach electronic sports. In Fall 2020, the Watson College introduced an eSports certificate program for individuals interested in gaming, streaming and exploring eSports career options. We are pleased to share a new video showcasing the growing eSports programs at UNCW! MORE...


WCE Introduces Online Teaching Minor, MAT in Art Education
The Watson College has introduced a new minor in Online Teaching and Learning. The program is designed for future teachers and undergraduate students in any discipline interested in developing skills needed to communicate effectively in a virtual environment. WCE will also offer a new Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education program beginning Summer 2021. MORE...

Community and Centers Brochure

New Brochure Showcases WCE Centers and Community Engagement
The Watson College creates lasting partnerships across our region that support educators at every stage of their careers, prepare professionals for success in community colleges and university settings, and provide valuable applied learning opportunities for STEM learners and instructional technology specialists seeking careers in virtually any field. We’re pleased to share a new brochure that showcases WCE centers, partnerships and community engagement. MORE...


Family Establishes Endowment in Honor of Marshall C. Mansolillo III
The Watson College and the UNCW Division of University Advancement are pleased to announce the Marshall C. Mansolillo III Support Fund for Education created by Tracey and Marshall Mansolillo in memory of their son. In recognition of this gift, the second-floor lounge space in the Education Building has been named for Marshall. A memorial dedication was held earlier this year. MORE...

Ed Lab

Ed Lab Transitions to Virtual Learning for Students, Elementary Age Children
Since 1985, the Betty Holden Stike Education Laboratory has been a distinguishing feature of WCE’s Teacher Education program, giving future teachers the opportunity to work with children in a supervised setting on campus before beginning field placements in local schools. This fall, WCE’s Ed Lab team is providing support to 110 students as they complete their tutoring field experience in a completely online learning environment. MORE...


WCE to Offer Graduate Programs in Evaluation and Organizational Learning
The Watson College will introduce a Master of Science in Evaluation and Organizational Learning and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Evaluation in fall 2020. The programs provide professionals in a wide range of fields with the skills to evaluate programs, products, systems, and policies for organizational learning and change. The Graduate School is currently accepting fall applications. Read more >

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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Oct. 23

Critical and Decolonizing Praxis Teach-In

12:30pm in zoom

Oct. 24

Jr. Seahawk Mini Session

9am via zoom

Kappy Delta Pi Mask Drive

9am-12pm at the Education Building

Oct. 26

Mindfulness Monday

10:40am via zoom

Oct. 28

Future Teacher Conference


Oct. 29

PDS Key Contact Meeting

1pm via zoom

Oct. 30

Critical and Decolonizing Praxis Teach-In

12:30pm via zoom

Education Building Reservation Form

Professional Licensure Disclosure