Watson Preview Days
Graduate Programs
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Alison McNeil

Joys & Pitfalls of Conducting Evaluations in the Arts & Culture Sector - Jan. 27 & 28
Join us for a presentation from Alison McNeil, entrepreneur and founder/chief creative officer of McNeil Creative Enterprises, about integrating compassion, transparency, and curiosity in each evaluation. January 27 at 5:30pm in EB 226 or by Zoom and January 28 at 10am in EB 162. Register here >


Volunteer to be a Guest Reader at D.C. Virgo
D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy is getting ready to celebrate Black History Month. Every weekday throughout February, students will learn from and enjoy a story written by a Black author and/or Black illustrator. Sign up today to be a guest reader!

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 November 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/ 


WCE Launches Community College Collaborative
The Watson College has launched a new initiative in partnership with community colleges in Eastern North Carolina. The UNCW 3C Collaborative seeks to grow the next generation of community college leaders through collaborative partnerships, professional development and new graduate programs for aspiring community college leaders. MORE...

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New Video Shows Future Seahawks “The Watson Experience”
WCE is pleased to share a new video of “The Watson College experience!” The video was first shown at Watson Preview Day on November 8. Preview Days are held each semester give high school students, prospective transfers and their families an opportunity to learn about WCE programs, meet faculty and current students, and visit the Ed Lab and CMC located in the Education Building on campus. MORE...

Craig Horn

WCE Welcomes Rep. Craig Horn to Campus
Dean Van Dempsey and the WCE Leadership Team welcomed Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union) to the Watson College on November 7. The group discussed teacher recruitment and retention, educator preparation, and challenges in education in North Carolina. The visit also included a meeting with UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli and a visit to D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy. MORE...

Daniel Bates

Daniel Bates Receives NC CAP Afterschool Champion Award
Daniel Bates ’16M, an adjunct faculty member in WCE’s Education of Young Children program, has received the Public School Forum’s NC Center for Afterschool Programs’ 2019 Lifetime Afterschool Champion Award. The award was presented at NC CAP’s Synergy Conference in April. On October 15, Bates attended an invitation-only celebration of Lights On Afterschool at the Governor’s Executive Mansion. MORE...

Kama Cannon

Kama Cannon’s Ed.D. Research Leads to Publication, Launch of DiveN2Life
WCE Ed.D. candidate Kama Cannon ’11M teamed with WCE’s Marsha Carr to conduct research on adolescent girls’ motivation and participation in a Scuba STEM enrichment program in 2016. The experience led to her dissertation focus and the founding of a non-profit educational organization, DiveN2Life. An article authored by Cannon and Carr was published by Taylor & Francis Online in October. MORE...

Kristi Brown

Fall 2019 Hattie Strong Scholarship Awards are Announced
The Watson College of Education is pleased to announce that two $5,000 Hattie M. Strong scholarships have been awarded to WCE interns for the fall 2019 semester. Please join us in congratulating Meagan Denny and Adela Drakeford. 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



Joys & Pitfalls of Conducting Evaluations in the Arts & Culture Sector

5:30pm in EB 226 and Zoom


Joys & Pitfalls of Conducting Evaluations in the Arts & Culture Sector

10am in EB 162


National Board Advanced PD

4:30pm in EB 162

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