The Office of Teacher Education and Outreach in the Watson College of Education initiates and develops ongoing and meaningful relationships with schools and community agencies who share our commitment to advocate for students and educators. Furthermore, we are committed to the preparation of future educators, and practicing educators, by initiating and developing in-depth professional development with school partners.
The office consists of the Professional Development System Office, the Office of Professional Experiences, The Betty Holden Stike Education Laboratory, Outreach and Engagement, and Watson College International Programs.
The Vision of the Office of Teacher Education and Outreach is to enhance teaching and learning in North Carolina and beyond.
Goals of the Office of Teacher Education and Outreach:
- To advocate for educators and students in schools and the community
- To serve as a resource and create connections with schools, the community, and faculty in the Watson College of Education
- To provide purposeful, meaning, and sustained professional development for educators, and
- To create sustainable collaborative relationships with community partners and across the UNCW campus.