Every semester, the Watson College hosts two preview day events for high school students and transfer students interested in becoming a teacher. Parents/family/friends are welcome too! Both events will be held virtually this fall.

Dates: September 26 & October 17
Times: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Zoom Session (Links to be delivered via email the week before the session)

The events will feature information about Watson’s undergraduate degree and licensure programs, a student panel discussion, as well as remarks from one of our Alumni and 2019-2020 Teacher of the year- NHCS!


Undergraduate degree and licensure programs at UNCW’s Watson College of Education provide a pathway to earn the credentials needed to teach students in grades pre-K through high school.

Degree and licensure programs include:

  • Education of Young Children (B-K)
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Middle Grades (6-9)
  • Secondary Education (9-12)
  • Special Education (General or Adapted Curriculum, K-12)
  • French, Spanish or Music (K-12)
  • Physical Education and Health (K-12)

Each program offers field experiences in local classrooms, the Education Lab, the community and abroad. These experiences give future teachers the opportunity to apply theory to practice in a wide range of real-world settings, and build skills and confidence needed to succeed in the classroom.