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Help Virgo Students with Holiday Art Projects– Nov. 12 - 21 - Sign Up NOW!

Virgo students in grades K-8 are designing holiday displays for Mayfaire stores again this year! Sign up to help students with their art projects November 12-19 or to install displays on November 21.

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 >

Watson Preview Day - Nov 9

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 September 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.

Daniel Richardson, Amy Blessing Honored as WCE Distinguished Alumni

The Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter honors individuals who have made significant contributions to education. Daniel Richardson ’03, ’10M, ’16 Ed.D. and Amy Blessing ’98, ’10M were recognized as Distinguished Alumni Award recipients at the Alumni and Retired Faculty Reception, held at the Watson College on October 3. MORE >

Message from the Dean

Van Dempsey, Dean of UNCW’s Watson College of Education, shares a personal message about the work of the college, partnerships and collaborations, and his outlook for the 2019-20 academic year.

Amy Taylor Wins BOT Award for Teaching Excellence

WCE associate professor and science educator Amy Taylor has received the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award, the most prestigious award conferred at UNCW. She is also one of two recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award, from which the BOT Teaching Excellence Award winner is selected. The awards were presented at UNCW’s annual fall faculty meeting on September 12. MORE...

Dana Stachowiak Named Director of Women’s Studies and Resource Center

Dana Stachowiak has been appointed director of the Women’s Studies and Resource Center at UNCW. Stachowiak is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the WCE Department of Educational Leadership. UNCW announced the news in a home page story on August 19. MORE...

WCE Introduces New Graduate Programs Brochure; 2020 Enrollments Open

UNCW’s Graduate School is currently accepting applications for spring, summer and fall 2020. View programs offered by the Watson College in our new graduate programs brochure! MORE...

WCE Alumna Christy Barnes, Family Fare Support Literacy at Virgo

Christy Atwell Barnes ’95, Lee Barnes and local Family Fare franchise owners have made a generous donation of $10,000 and a three-year pledge to support literacy at D.C. Virgo. The gift, awarded through Family Fare’s Shared Purpose Initiative, will provide books for students and teachers. The group visited Virgo on August 8 to celebrate this commitment and share the joy of reading with students. MORE...

WCE Alumna Honored as Finalist for NCACTE Student Teacher of the Year

Kristi Brown ‘19M has been selected as a finalist for the NCACTE Student Teacher of the Year award. Brown completed an internship at New Hanover High School in spring 2019, earned her MAT in secondary science in May, and is currently a first year teacher at North Brunswick High School. Dennis Kubasko and Denise Ousley nominated Brown for the award. MORE...