Welcome to the Watson College of Education!

The Watson College offers high quality programs, extensive field experiences, strong ties to partners in the community, a collaborative learning environment and an unwavering commitment to our students’ success. We invite you to learn more!

Why Choose Watson?

High Quality Programs

Exceptional undergraduate and masters-level programs help students to become effective P-12 teachers. Graduate programs are offered at the master’s and doctoral levels for professionals seeking a career in school administration, curriculum and instruction, policy and advocacy, higher education and instructional technology.

Dedicated and Engaged Faculty

Faculty at the college work closely with students on campus, in schools and
throughout the community in a spirit of collaborative learning. WCE professors
are passionate about teaching and mentoring, and work hard to help students achieve personal career goals.

Extensive Field and Classroom Experiences

An Education Laboratory located on campus serves as a tutoring facility, model classroom and resource center, and field experiences are offered in every program through partnerships with 12 school districts, 146 schools and dozens of community agencies and businesses.

Many Opportunities to Get Involved!

Experiential learning is highly valued at the Watson College. Students have opportunities to study abroad, participate with faculty in significant research and join student organizations that focus on scholarship, community outreach and service.

Solid Pathway to Your Future Career

Our graduates have a strong track record for securing jobs and are highly rated by principals and other employers. Many have been recognized as leaders in the field of education and related fields such as instructional design.

Conceptual Framework and Core Values

Four themes capture the Conceptual Framework that guides the work of the Watson College: Learn, Lead, Create and Inspire.

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