High quality programs, outstanding faculty and extensive opportunities for hands-on learning through classroom placements, community outreach and international travel are a few of the reasons students choose the Watson College of Education. We invite you to learn more!

Education of Young Children B-K

Earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and license to teach birth through kindergarten through the EYC program offered at the Watson College. Learn more >

Elementary Education K-6

Main Campus

Earn a B.A. degree and license to teach kindergarten through sixth grade through the Elementary Education program offered on the main UNCW campus. Learn more >

Distance Learning

Students may also enroll in the undergraduate Elementary Education program offered by the Watson College at the UNCW Onslow Extension Site in Jacksonville or take courses online for credit. Learn more >

Middle Grades Education 6-9

Earn a B.A. degree and license to teach middle school with a concentration in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies or Science through the Middle Grades Education Program. Learn more >

Secondary Education 9-12

This program will prepare you to teach high school (9th-12th grade). Learn more >

Special Education K-12 - Adapted Program

Special Education K-12

General Curriculum

This program will prepare you to assist students with learning and behavioral disabilities who are enrolled in the general education curriculum. Learn more >

Adapted Curriculum

This track prepares teachers to provide instruction to assist students with moderate to severe disabilities who are not enrolled in the general education curriculum. Learn more >

Additional K-12 Licensure Programs

Additional K-12 Licensure Programs

Students can earn K-12 teaching licensure in Spanish, French, Physical Education & Health and Music through programs offered in partnership with other departments on campus. For information visit:

Minors for Education Majors

Minors Offered