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Dean Van O. Dempsey III

The Watson College Welcomes Dean Dempsey
Please join WCE faculty and staff and the UNCW community in welcoming Van O. Dempsey III, Ph.D. as the new Dean of the Watson College of Education. Dr. Dempsey comes to UNCW from Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV, where he was Vice President for Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness. He began his tenure as Dean of the Watson College on July 1.

New MAT Online

New for Fall 2015! Online MAT in Secondary Education - Science and Mathematics
The Watson College will introduce a distance-learning program in fall 2015 to meet growing demand for high school mathematics and science teachers. The two-year Master of Arts in Teaching will be offered entirely online except for the final internship semester. The program is designed for working professionals, career changers and recent graduates who hold a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, science or a related field such as engineering. Applications will be accepted through August 2 for the fall semester. Read more >

WCE Alumni Honored as NHCS Educators of the Year

WCE Alumni Honored as NHCS Educators of the Year
Watson College graduates Katie Snyder, Jerry Oates and Laura Graham were recently honored as Educators of the Year in New Hanover County. Snyder ’08, ‘12M is NHCS Teacher of the Year, Oates ’95, ‘03M is Principal of the Year and Graham ’10M is the NHCS 2015-16 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. In all, 23 Watson College graduates were among the teachers and principals honored at the district’s Educator of the Year banquet on June 9. Please join us in congratulating our alumni and all of the educators recognized for their outstanding work in New Hanover County! Read more >

Watson Chronicle

The 2015 May Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online.

Distinguished Alumni Award

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
Dewey N. “Chris” Furr ‘84M was recognized as the Watson College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni of the year at the Alumni Chapter’s annual spring dinner on Tuesday, April 28 at the Education Building.

Distinguished Alumni Award

3rd Annual Writing Conference for K-12 Educators
UNCW invites you to attend our 3rd Annual Writing Conference at the Watson College of Education, UNCW in Wilmington, NC, Friday-Sunday, September 25-27, 2015, featuring Dr. Brian Cambourne as a keynote speaker. more...

Brown Bag Series

4th Annual WCE Scholarship Brown Bag Series
All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join us for lunchtime presentations throughout our fall and spring semesters.
View the 2014-2015 presentations >
Archived presentations also available online >

Connections Magazine 2014

2014 Connections Magazine - Our Exceptional Students
View the Fall 2014 edition of Connections Magazine from the Watson College of Education. Learn about what our amazing students have been doing to make education better. We are so proud of our exceptional students and can't wait to share their stories with you! View online >

WCE Student Leaders

Become a Watson College Student Leader! Attend any one of our Information Sessions to learn more!
Watson wants dedicated and enthusiatic individuals who are passionate about teaching and want to represent the Watson College through leadership, professionalism, and service of the past, present and future WCE Alumni! Learn more >

Alumni Update

Alumni - Update Your Information
As a valued member of the Seahawk family, we want to learn more about the areas of the university that are most important to you. Please take a moment to review your contact information and make any changes by visiting

NCATE Accreditate

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Aug 13

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