Giving to the Watson School of Education
"The field experience and opportunity to work within the schools around have benefited me tremendously. I have learned to always embrace my creativity and teach with my heart."

The Watson College of Education offers exceptional undergraduate and masters-level programs for students who are interested in becoming a teacher. Graduate programs at the master's and doctoral levels are also offered for students looking to advance a career in teaching or pursue a career in school administration, higher education, research, policy making, curriculum development and instructional technology.

We invite you to learn more about our programs!


To be admitted to the Watson College of Education, students must meet the WCE requirements and submit an application to the Teacher Education Program. The application typically is submitted during the sophomore year. For more information, please visit our WCE Requirements webpage.

If you have further questions about admissions for UNC Wilmington, please visit their website about the application process.


Professional Licensure Disclosure

Watson College of Education programs that prepare students for licensure in the field of teaching/education are designed to meet the licensure standards set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine specific requirements of guidelines for reciprocity. At this time, UNCW cannot confirm whether a particular licensure program meets requirements for licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. For a list of the state departments of education that oversee professional teaching licensure, see the U.S. Department of Education website - State Contacts page.

For questions, please contact Ms. Logan McKnight, Internship and Licensure Coordinator via email: mcknightl@uncw.edu.