World Language

Welcome to the World Language Teacher Education undergraduate program! This program, offered by the Watson College of Education in partnership with UNCW’s College of Arts and Sciences, will prepare you to teach French or Spanish in K‑12 schools.

Students in the World Language program major in Spanish or French and choose the K‑12 teacher licensure specialty.

Distinctive Features of the World Language Teacher Education Program

  • Small class sizes with personal attention
  • Dedicated World Language and Education faculty
  • Individualized advising from application through graduation
  • A collaborative learning environment
  • Extensive field and classroom experiences
  • A full-time internship during the final semester
  • Opportunities for international experiences
  • High job placement rates and support beyond graduation

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Admissions: Steps to Becoming a Teacher

Admission to UNCW and the Watson College of Education is a two-step process. The first step is admission to the university. The second step is admission to the Watson College of Education (WCE). Students typically apply to WCE during their sophomore or junior year at UNCW. Transfer students typically apply during their first or second semester at UNCW.

Timeline

  • High School Seniors and Transfer Students
  • Freshman or Sophomore Year
  • Sophomore Year
  • Junior Year
  • Senior or Final Year