Academic Advising

The Watson College of Education strives to provide students with quality advising and support throughout their career as education students at UNCW. Advisors provide students with guidance and information regarding admission criteria, course selection, and academic requirements. Visit the Academic Advising website >

Assistive Technology Demonstration and Lending Site

The Watson College of Education, through funding by the United States Department of Education, has created an Assistive Technology Demonstration and Lending Site. This is a model facility that focuses on persons with disabilities and those who provide education, therapy, intervention and care for them and which holds new and innovative materials and equipment. Visit the Assistive Technology website >

Betty Stike Education Laboratory

The Betty Stike Educational Laboratory at UNCW is designed as a critical component of the undergraduate elementary and special education and middle grades programs. Students practice the methods they are learning in their courses by teaching a child in a one-on-one setting.

The Ed Lab is located in the Watson College of Education Regional Educational Resource Center. It provides an environment rich with print and non-print media, manipulatives for math, and a wide variety of materials and supplies which invite learning. Visit the Betty Stike Education Laboratory website >

Curriculum Materials Center (CMC)

The CMC is a specialized collection of the William Madison Randall Library on the campus of UNCW located on the first floor of the Watson College of Education building. The CMC serves as a resource center for students enrolled in UNCW's teacher education program and for teachers in the surrounding area. Visit the CMC website >

Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM) as a unit of UNCW assists in fulfilling the University's mission to encourage public access to its educational programs and its commitment to regional service. As a constituent unit of the University of North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) , SMEC shares the mission of NC-MSEN to improve the quality of pre-college science and mathematics education in the schools of North Carolina through programs designed for in-service and pre-service teachers as well as students. Visit the CESTEM website >

Education Technology Unit

The Watson College of Education is proud of our facility and the outstanding technology capabilities that lie within. We feel fortunate to have the equipment and services that are found in this school because we know what an impact technology makes in all aspects of education. The WCE strives to ensure that all faculty, staff, students, and guests have a plethora of innovative technology at their fingertips every time they enter any area of our education building. Visit the ETU website >


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