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C4S - Coalitions 4 Success

Coalitions 4 Success was designed to help fulfill the mission of the federal No Child Left Behind legislation by providing partnerships between the Watson College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences as well as with school systems with large population of students in poverty. The goal of Coalitions 4 Success is to ensure the success of at-risk, diverse student populations, specifically those identified as Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The partnership project will focus on improving teachers and principals attitudes, knowledge, skills and abilities in working with at-risk students and diversity.

Hill Center Regional Education Model

Through multi-year funding from the Robertson Foundation, The Hill Center partnered with the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and the Brunswick County Public Schools in Eastern North Carolina to implement and further evaluate the efficacy of The Hill Center's innovative, research-based Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) model for closing the achievement gap for at-risk, low-performing public school students.

MGEEL - Middle Grades Educators Empowering Learners

The purpose of this project, Middle Grades Educators Empowering Learners, is to unite a coalition of educators, including education and college of arts and sciences faculty partnered with public school educators, to build the region's capacity to ensure the success of middle grades students, particularly those who are at risk of being unsuccessful in classrooms and traditional school environments.


NCTeach is a program designed to provide mid-career college graduates with the opportunity to become teachers especially in high demand areas. The program provides coursework that consists of six modules delivered during one summer (totaling 210 contact hours) and sessions throughout the fall and spring semester (40 contact hours each semester). Persons completing this program are expected to complete the initial licensure requirements at their host sites, adding content area coursework as needed.

The NCTeach curriculum modules focus on the foundations and pedagogy for teacher preparation. These are organized in six strands: 1) the professional role of the teacher, 2) understanding the learner, 3) effective teaching in general, 4) effective teaching in the content area, 5) technology, and 6) the school environment.


NC Quest is a joint-sponsored program between the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Watson College of Education/College of Arts and Sciences, and coalition partner school districts in Southeastern North Carolina.

NC Quest is designed to help fulfill the mission of the federal No Child Left Behind legislation by assisting middle school math and science teachers in increasing their knowledge in both content and instructional practice, and by increasing the number of skilled mentor teachers to promote teacher development and retention.

Phi Delta Kappa

The mission of PDK International shall be to promote quality education, with particular emphasis on publicly supported education, as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic society.