Giving to the Watson School of Education
"Community partnerships are the connections that keep us strong. Watson stays connected to many aspects of their community."

Outreach is a central part of the Watson College of Education's mission. Throughout the year, the Watson College provides a variety of services to the community including intensive tutoring to area students, day camps for children in under-represented communities and competitions in science and math.

From our University-School Partnerships, one of the strongest and most comprehensive examples of university-school partnerships in the nation, to the Razor Walker Awards, which awards community members for their contributions to education, the Watson College is always reaching out.

WCE Tours & Events

The Watson College of Education has a variety of events and experiences for our community. 

Betty Stike Education Laboratory

The Betty Stike Education Laboratory offers one-on-one teaching for school children throughout the school year. Programs are offered in reading, math and special needs. Special needs testing is also be available at no charge.

One-on-one teaching is offered during Spring, Fall and Summer Semesters. Placements are made very early in each semester, so please contact us now to be placed on our call list. Visit the Betty Stike Education Laboratory website for more information >

Donor Opportunities

The needs are great in the Watson College. We need to recruit students into education as high school seniors and from other professions. We need scholarship dollars to do this. Equipment and materials are needed to ensure our students have the appropriate science, reading, history, math, and assistive technology materials to prepare them for the P-12 classroom in our region. If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute to the Watson College of Education, please contact us at 910-962-3354 or Please also visit our Giving webpage.

Youth Programs

Begin your journey to higher education by participating in one of UNCW's outstanding programs for youth of all ages. We offer summer academic enrichment opportunities, school year standards-based programs, and community outreach events that engage youth in experiential education, service learning and leadership development. Visit the Youth Programs website for more information >