Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Watson College of Education, students must meet the WCE requirements and submit an application to the Teacher Education Program. The application is typically submitted during the junior year. Students apply for admission to Watson at the end of Block 1 courses. For more information, see "Admissions to Secondary Education" on our WCE Requirements webpage.

All students completing a degree or non-degree programs leading to NC teacher licensure must complete a formal criminal background check as they enter education coursework and again as they begin the student teaching internship semester. Failure to complete the background check will prohibit you from taking any education coursework in which field experience is required.