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University of North Carolina Wilmington

UNCW is a mid-sized public institution with a private feel. The state’s coastal university—located just minutes from Wrightsville Beach—offers a powerful, student-centered academic experience, opportunities for applied learning, research and service, and a vibrant culture that celebrates campus and community engagement. UNCW’s Watson College of Education is home to over 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students. The College offers strong teacher preparation programs, extensive field experiences, a collaborative learning environment, and an unwavering commitment to student success. 

  • College or University
  • Wilmington, NC
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I chose UNCW's Watson College of Education because of the many opportunities Watson provides for aspiring educators to be out in the classroom, using what they have learned in a hands-on way.

Emily Elmore

University of North Carolina Wilmington
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Bachelor’s & lic.
  • Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program
Master’s & lic.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
Bachelor’s & licensure
Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program
  • From 48 to 72 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

Undergraduate degree and licensure programs at UNCW’s Watson College of Education provide a pathway to earn the credentials needed to teach students in grades pre-K through high school. 

Programs include:

  • Education of Young Children (B-K)
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Middle Grades (6-9)
  • Secondary Education (9-12)
  • Special Education (General or Adapted Curriculum, K-12)
  • French, Spanish or Music (K-12)
  • Physical Education and Health (K-12)

You will gain valuable applied learning experiences from day one, allowing you to gradually build your teaching skills. Observe local classrooms, practice methods through supervised one-on-one teaching in the on-campus Education Lab and participate in student teaching in schools. The college also offers small class sizes with personal attention and guidance, faculty-led study abroad opportunities at schools throughout the world and a residential Education Learning Community for first-year students interested in a teaching career.

Learn more on the Watson College of Education website.

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  • From 48 to 72 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Oct. 15, 2022
  • Nov. 01, 2022
  • Feb. 01, 2023
  • Mar. 01, 2023
  • Mar. 01, 2023

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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  • $7,181

    In State Tuition

  • $21,246

    Out of State Tuition

  • $80

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at University of North Carolina Wilmington have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of North Carolina Wilmington to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Watson College of Education Scholarships available to education students

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Work Study Positions Available (9 positions)

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Licensure Area
Biology (9-12)
Birth to Kindergarten (PK-K)
Chemistry (9-12)
Earth Science (9-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English (9-12)
English as a Second Language (K-12)
History (9-12)
Language Arts, Middle Grades (6-9)
Math (9-12)
Math, Middle Grades (6-12)
Physics (9-12)
Science (9-12)
Science, Middle Grades (6-9)
Social Studies (9-12)
Social Studies, Middle Grades (6-9)
Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks

  • Male
  • Female
  • 11%
  • 89%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 2%
  • 2%
  • 3%
  • 7%
  • 0%
  • 82%
  • 4%
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