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"Watson prepared me for the real world of teaching. Diverse learning, teaching and technology helps me feel ready for my teaching career."

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Student Perspectives

Meet actual Watson College of Education students to hear more about our school and our programs.
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UNCW Earns Top Rankings

UNCW has again been ranked as one of the top 10 public master's universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report, as well as capturing other honors. Visit our UNCW Rankings page to find out more >

The Watson College of Education was rated Exemplary by the North Carolina State Board of Education and is the third largest producer of traditionally prepared teachers in the state (DPI 2005).

We have excellent partnerships with businesses, school systems and community colleges in our region. Become a part of the Watson School of Education team and come learn and grow with us.


To be admitted to the Watson College of Education, students must meet the WCE requirements and submit an application to the Teacher Education Program. The application typically is submitted during the sophomore year. Admission is required for eligibility to enroll in EDN 300 level courses. For more information, please visit our WCE Requirements webpage.

If you have further questions about admissions for UNC Wilmington, please visit their website about the application process.


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