Watson Preview Days
Graduate Programs
Watson Wednesdays

Help Virgo Students with Holiday Art Projects– Nov. 12 - 21 - Sign Up NOW!
Virgo students in grades K-8 are designing holiday displays for Mayfaire stores again this year! Sign up to help students with their art projects November 12-19 or to install displays on November 21. https://uncw.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0j0wrXmhdK5Kc2F

WSL Summit

WSL Aspiring Educator Summit: What I Wish I Knew - Nov. 16
Join fellow prospective educators and hear from current and former educators on what they wish they knew before teaching, with sessions such as Praxis/NCEL Tips, edTPA information, getting a job, ESL, early childhood development, teachers-to-teachers panel, and more! For more information or to register, please visit https://watsonstudentleade.wixsite.com/aes2019

RW 2020

2020 Razor Walker Award Nominations – Accepted Through Dec. 13
The Watson College is currently accepting nominations for the 2020 Razor Walker awards, given annually to recognize and celebrate people whose work enhances the lives of children, families and communities in North Carolina. Written nominations will be accepted through December 13. Learn more >

Watson Preview Days

Watson Preview Day - January 25 and 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 >


The 2019 September 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. http://uncw.edu/newsletters/watson-chronicle/

Watson Alumni

Daniel Richardson, Amy Blessing Honored as WCE Distinguished Alumni
The Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter honors individuals who have made significant contributions to education. Daniel Richardson ’03, ’10M, ’16 Ed.D. and Amy Blessing ’98, ’10M were recognized as Distinguished Alumni Award recipients at the Alumni and Retired Faculty Reception, held at the Watson College on October 3. MORE >

Dean Dempsey

Message from the Dean
Van Dempsey, Dean of UNCW’s Watson College of Education, shares a personal message about the work of the college, partnerships and collaborations, and his outlook for the 2019-20 academic year.

Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor Wins BOT Award for Teaching Excellence
WCE associate professor and science educator Amy Taylor has received the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award, the most prestigious award conferred at UNCW. She is also one of two recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award, from which the BOT Teaching Excellence Award winner is selected. The awards were presented at UNCW’s annual fall faculty meeting on September 12. MORE...

Dana Stachowiak

Dana Stachowiak Named Director of Women’s Studies and Resource Center
Dana Stachowiak has been appointed director of the Women’s Studies and Resource Center at UNCW. Stachowiak is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the WCE Department of Educational Leadership. UNCW announced the news in a home page story on August 19. MORE...

Graduate Programs

WCE Introduces New Graduate Programs Brochure; 2020 Enrollments Open
UNCW’s Graduate School is currently accepting applications for spring, summer and fall 2020. View programs offered by the Watson College in our new graduate programs brochure! MORE...

Christy Barnes

WCE Alumna Christy Barnes, Family Fare Support Literacy at Virgo
Christy Atwell Barnes ’95, Lee Barnes and local Family Fare franchise owners have made a generous donation of $10,000 and a three-year pledge to support literacy at D.C. Virgo. The gift, awarded through Family Fare’s Shared Purpose Initiative, will provide books for students and teachers. The group visited Virgo on August 8 to celebrate this commitment and share the joy of reading with students. MORE...

Kristi Brown

WCE Alumna Honored as Finalist for NCACTE Student Teacher of the Year
Kristi Brown ‘19M has been selected as a finalist for the NCACTE Student Teacher of the Year award. Brown completed an internship at New Hanover High School in spring 2019, earned her MAT in secondary science in May, and is currently a first year teacher at North Brunswick High School. Dennis Kubasko and Denise Ousley nominated Brown for the award. 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


Nov 14

Master Teacher Workshop

5pm in EB 162


Watson Student Leader Summit

8:30am in EB 162

DCVPA Super Health Fair

10am at DC Virgo

Education Building Reservation Form