Watson Chronicle


Programs for P-12 Students

Fall Tutoring Begins in the Ed Lab

Saturday, September 02, 2017

The Betty Holden Stike Education Laboratory at the Watson College provides an opportunity for future teachers to work one-on-one with children from the community, putting into practice what they have learned in the classroom.

This fall, 105 students enrolled in WCE’s undergraduate elementary, middle grades, special education programs and the graduate level Master of Arts in Teaching in elementary education program will provide tutoring for children in grades K-8 in the Education Lab located on the UNCW campus.

An additional 25 pre-service teachers enrolled in the undergraduate elementary education program offered by WCE at the UNCW Onslow Extension Site in Jacksonville will provide tutoring for students in grades K-6. Over this past summer, the Extension Education Lab moved into its new home, doubling the size of the space future teachers have to plan, teach and reflect on their one-on-one instruction.

“We are excited that our Extension Elementary Education program is growing and that we have a new Ed Lab space,” said Debbie Phillips, supervisor of the Extension Ed Lab in Jacksonville.

The Education Lab was created in 1985 to give Watson College undergraduate students the opportunity to work with children in a supervised setting on campus before beginning field placements in local school classrooms. A second Ed Lab, opened in 2009 in partnership with Coastal Carolina Community College, expanded this opportunity to students enrolled in the undergraduate elementary education program offered by the Watson College at the UNCW Onslow Extension Site in Jacksonville.

The Watson College remains unique in North Carolina by providing this experience as a critical part of our teacher preparation programs.