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PDS Invitation

WCE Celebrates 25th Anniversary of PDS School-University Partnerships
UNCW recognized early that effective teacher preparation requires partnerships among colleges of education, public schools and the public. Created in 1993, WCE’s national-award winning Professional Development System partnerships have grown to include collaborations with 12 school districts, 143 schools and 2,200 partnership teachers. WCE will celebrate the 25thanniversary of PDS at a re-signing ceremony and reception with district and school partners and other invited guests at the Watson College on April 26. View more information here >

Watson Chronicle

The 2018 March 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.


Watson College Announces 2018 Razor Walker Award Recipients
Each year, the Watson College presents the Razor Walker Awards to individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice have made a difference in the lives of young people. This year’s honorees are Cathy Barlow, career educator; Ralph Hise, senator of the 47th District of NC; Wayne Lofton, president and CEO of the Community Boys and Girls Club; and the late James McAdams, longtime principal and educational leader in New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Read more >


D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy now accepting student, teacher, and staff applications!
Are you ready to become a part of Wilmington's only K-8 year-round public school? We are currently accepting applications for student enrollment, teachers and staff. Learn more about this innovative school led by UNCW in partnership with New Hanover Country Schools and the D.C. Virgo community.

DC Virgo

UNCW on Track to Open Wilmington’s First Year-Round K-8 Public School in July
UNCW, working alongside New Hanover County Schools, has finalized an agreement to open Wilmington’s first K-8 year-round public school at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy this summer. Approved by the New Hanover County Board of Education on March 6, the agreement paves the way for UNCW to enroll students and hire teachers for the 2018-19 school year. Read more >


"Making Innovation a Priority in NC Schools: Exploring Innovative Practices" Conference - April 30
The Watson College will host a conference to explore innovation in K-12 public schools on April 30. Explore innovative programs and practices and other unique initiatives; learn how innovative programs and schools can help engage students in meaningful and challenging learning; and help identify the opportunities and obstacles to making innovation a priority in our public schools. WCE’s Murphy Distinguished Professor of Education Robert Smith is organizing the event. Learn More & Register >

UNCW Writing Conference for K-12 Educators - July 27-29
UNCW invites you to attend our 4th Writing Conference at the Watson College of Education. We are pleased to present some of the top speakers in the field of writing in 4 strands. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from outstanding experts! For more information, contact Debbie Powell at
Take 5

Mindfulness Mondays Take 5
Mindfulness Monday is an invitation to faculty, staff, and students offering a weekly space providing tools and suggestions for mindful living. Take 5 with us!! Every Monday at 10:40am & 2:40pm 2nd Floor Lounge Area. Learn more >

Coffee and Conversation
Coffee & Conversation
All WCE faculty and staff are invited to drop in for friendly conversations with your colleagues. Who knows what brilliant ideas might emerge from such informal collaborations! Light refreshments will be provided. All dates will be held in the 3rd floor lounge area. View flyer for dates >
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

A Message From the Dean

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Beginning Teacher Professional Development

8am in EB 162


Mindfulness Monday Take 5

10:40am and 2:40pm in the 2nd Floor Lounge Area


Give More in 24

Donate here!

Razor Walker Awards

6pm in Burney Center


Last Day of Classes


Reading Day

No Classes

Partnership Teacher Celebration

5pm in Education Building

Education Building Reservation Form