Tarna Burke
Watson Preview Days
Graduate Programs
PDS Conference
Watson Wednesdays
Watson Wednesdays tshirts

#WatsonWednesdays Short Sleeve T-shirts and Totes ON SALE!! EXTENDED TO 9/20!
Watson Student Leaders will be selling their #WatsonWednesdays short sleeve t-shirts and BRAND NEW TOTE BAGS until 9.20.19. Don't wait! The hurricane blew us a little off course, but we're still taking orders online!


New Residency Licensure Pathway to Teaching – Apply by Oct. 9
Residency Licensure is a new alternative pathway to obtaining a teaching license in North Carolina. The pathway, which replaces lateral entry, allows qualified individuals to begin teaching while completing NC licensure requirements. WCE is offering a Residency Licensure program for individuals hired to teach elementary, middle grades, secondary or special education in a WCE PDS school district. The program begins October 21. The deadline to apply is October 9. Read more >


Early Childhood Conference – September 21
Join us for A Day for Early Childhood Professionals! This exciting training opportunity will be held September 21 at the Watson College. Click here to learn more about the keynote speaker and breakout sessions. Students, faculty and staff interested in volunteering for the event may contact Daniel Bates at batesd@uncw.edu. Register online at www.puzzlesregion.com

Tarna Burke

Leadership Lecture Series with Tarana Burke - Sept. 24
Tarana Burke shares the heartbreaking story behind the genesis of the viral 2017 TIME Person Of The Year-winning ‘me too’ movement and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment. Free tickets will be available in Sharky’s Box Office and Game Room through Monday, Sept. 23 or in the Burney Center lobby the evening of the event. Learn more >


Community STEAM Celebration - Sept. 28
Join us for a full day of STEAM fun! Activities include STEAM exploration activities, working with robots, and many chances to learn aobut STEAM opportunities offered through the Watson College of Education STEM Learning Cooperative and STEAM community partners! Learn more >

Watson Alumni

Watson Alumni Awards & Retired Faculty and Staff Reception - Oct. 3
Join fellow UNCW alumni as we share memories and catch up with current and retired Watson faculty and staff. We will also celebrate the 2018 & 2019 Watson College of Education Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Dr. Daniel Richardson '03, '10M, '16EdD and Ms. Amy Blessing '98, '10M. Learn more >

2019 AIG Conference

2019 AIG Conference - Oct. 4
The 2019 UNCW AIG Conference proudly presents pioneers of gifted education Dr. Joe Renzulli and Dr. Sally Reis. Joe and Sally will each deliver a keynote address as well as a combined session focused on using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model. Join fellow educators and advocates for the gifted at the beautiful Watson College of Education on the UNCW campus in Wilmington, North Carolina as we LEARN, LEAD, CREATE, and INSPIRE! Learn more >

Watson Preview Days

Watson Preview Days - Oct 26 & Nov 9
The Watson College will host two 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 >

PDS Summit - November 8
The PDS Office in the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites you to participate in a summit of UNC school-university partnerships. School partners, community representatives and colleagues from each of our 15 UNC institutions are invited to submit proposals aligned with the theme Networks of Professional Learning: Energizing the Potential of Our School-University Partnerships. Learn more >
Laura Hercula

WCE Ed.D. Graduate Receives International Mentoring Association Award
Laura Johnson Hercula ’18 Ed.D. is the 2019 recipient of the International Mentoring Association’s Dissertation Award. The award, which recognizes scholarly work on mentoring, was presented at the IMA conference in Gainesville, Florida in March.MORE...

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson Honored as NCVPS Teacher of the Year
Sarah Johnson ’06, ’08M has been named the 2019 North Carolina Virtual Public School Teacher of the Year. She teaches OCS English in partnership with schools across the state. The award was announced in February, and presented at the State Teacher of the Year Banquet on April 12. MORE...

Sarah Bischoff

UNCW Video Features Watson Senior Sarah Bischoff
The Watson College is proud to share a new video, “A Semester with Sarah Bischoff, Scholarship Recipient.” Sarah is a senior, majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in English as a Second Language. UNCW’s media production team created the video, first shown at UNCW’s Scholarship Donor Appreciation Dinner on February 13. 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



Site Coordinator Meeting

4pm in EB 235


Coffee & Conversation

9:30am in the 3rd Floor Lounge Area

Partnership Teacher Refresher Course

5pm in EB 162


Early Childhood Conference

9am in EB 162


EYC Director's Meeting

3pm in EB 337

Education Building Reservation Form