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African American Read-In – Feb. 26
Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to UNCW’s first African American Read-In on Feb. 28. This is part of a national network of events started by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. The event will feature guest readers and an opening keynote by WCE’s Wilson Okello.

Want to be a reader at this event? It’s not too late! Sign up at https://lib.uncw.edu/aa-read-in-2020 and spread the word to others who may be interested.


Volunteer to be a Guest Reader at D.C. Virgo
D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy is getting ready to celebrate Black History Month. Every weekday throughout February, students will learn from and enjoy a story written by a Black author and/or Black illustrator. Sign up today to be a guest reader!


Regional Eggs & Issues Breakfast - March 12
Each year, The Public School Forum of North Carolina gathers hundreds of business, education and government leaders in Raleigh to talk about the most pressing education issues facing North Carolina that will drive policy debate in the upcoming legislative session. The annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast also debuts the Public School Forum’s Top Ten Education Issues for the year. UNCW is pleased to announce a Regional Eggs & Issues Breakfast on Tuesday, March 12, 2020 at UNCW’s Burney Center from 7:30-9:30am. We will share NC’s Top Ten Issues and moderate a panel discussion with regional leaders on how these issues will affect education in Southeastern North Carolina. REGISTER ONLINE AT http://bit.ly/eggsissues2020 


Robert Smith, Kayce Smith Contribute to EdNC Series on Innovation
EducationNC ran a week-long series on innovation in North Carolina schools in January. WCE professor Robert Smith, doctoral student Kayce Smith and members of the Educational Innovation Network NC were contributing authors. Read more >


The 2020 January Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Watson Chronicle. We 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 >

Watson Preview Days

Watson Preview Day - February 29, 2020
The Watson College will host preview events for high school and transfer students interested in becoming a teacher. Parents are welcome too! Both events will be held in the Education Building Atrium. The events will feature information about Watson’s undergraduate degree and licensure programs, a student panel discussion and a tour of our beautiful education building! Refreshments will be served and parking is free in the parking deck. Learn more >


WCE Launches Community College Collaborative
The Watson College has launched a new initiative in partnership with community colleges in Eastern North Carolina. The UNCW 3C Collaborative seeks to grow the next generation of community college leaders through collaborative partnerships, professional development and new graduate programs for aspiring community college leaders. MORE...

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New Video Shows Future Seahawks “The Watson Experience”
WCE is pleased to share a new video of “The Watson College experience!” The video was first shown at Watson Preview Day on November 8. Preview Days are held each semester give high school students, prospective transfers and their families an opportunity to learn about WCE programs, meet faculty and current students, and visit the Ed Lab and CMC located in the Education Building on campus. MORE...


WCE Launches Strategic Initiative, ‘Charting the Course’
Eighty-five faculty and staff members participated in a “Charting the Course, Navigating the Future” summit at the Watson College on January 7. Denise Henning and the WCE Leadership Team used Appreciative Inquiry to guide small group discussions of WCE strengths, opportunities and aspirations. Additional reflective meetings with a broad range of stakeholders are planned. The goal of the initiative is to establish new strategic directions to guide the work of the Watson College. MORE...


UNCW Receives National Rankings for Teacher Certification, Online Programs 
North Carolina continues to lead the nation with the most National Board certified teachers. UNCW ranks 21st in the country and eighth in the state with 837 NBCTs. UNCW is also ranked 8th in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report list of “2019 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.” MORE...


WCE Students Visit Schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Six Watson College students traveled to Ethiopia in December, where they had an opportunity to observe in classrooms and teach lessons in three different schools. Heidi Higgins and Meredith Jones led the international field experience, WCE’s third to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. MORE...


Alumni Award Nominations - Accepted Through April 1 
The Watson College Alumni Chapter is currently accepting nominations for the 2020 Watson College of Education Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. The award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to education and represent the commitment to excellence typified by the Watson College. 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 www.uncw.edu/alumniupdate

A Message From the Dean

NCATE Accreditate

UNC Education Quality



PDS Advisory Board Meeting

5pm in EB 162


Coffee and Conversation

2pm in the 3rd Floor Lounge Area


National Board Renewal Workshop

4:30pm in EB 162


DCVPA Open House

10am at DC Virgo

Education Building Reservation Form