Education Learning Community

The Watson College of Education Learning Community (ELC) provides first-year education majors a residential learning community that supports academic, social, and educational development. ELC participants will have the opportunity to live with other pre-education majors, attend seminars together, connect with Watson faculty and staff, and have education field experiences prior to being admitted into the Watson College of Education. Students will engage in various activities on and off campus that explore cultural diversity, educational growth, and establish lifelong friends. Education Learning Community >

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LeAnne Smith

Watson Student Leaders

The Watson Student Leaders are dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about the teaching profession and have a desire to represent the Watson College of Education through leadership, professionalism, and service of past, present, and future Watson Alumni. Watson Student Leaders Program >

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Erika Hanson 


Students of the North Carolina Association of Educators

The Student National Education Association was founded in 1937 as a department of the National Education Association. Its purpose "shall be to develop in prospective educators an understanding of the education profession, to provide for a united student voice in matters affecting their profession, to influence the conditions under which prospective educators are prepared, to advance the interests and welfare of students preparing for a career in education, to promote and protect human and civil rights, and to stimulate the highest ideals and professional ethics, standards, and attitudes." Visit the SNCAE website >

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Dr. Laura Szech 


Student Council of Exceptional Children

SCEC's goal is to provide information, training, and services to anyone who is interested in learning more about our role in supporting children with exceptionalities. Visit the SCEC website >

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. Kappa Delta Pi elects those into membership who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. At UNC-W, you must have a 3.5 GPA and have completed 12 hours of coursework in Education in order to be eligible. Members of Kappa Delta Pi are a part of an international network of the world's finest educators. Kappa Delta Pi has about 60,000 members in 550 universities, colleges, and alumni chapters located in the United States and other countries. There are 96 members from UNC-W.

We will be conducting an orientation meeting for students who are interested in Kappa Delta Pi on November 17. Current members should plan to also attend this meeting as we will elect officers during the last part of the meeting. An initiation ceremony will be held in the spring. Visit the KDP website >