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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Special Education and Child Development

Charlotte, NC

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Department of Special Education and Child Development is located in Charlotte, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education Academically or intellectually gifted
(Graduate Certificate) Child and family development: birth through kindergarten
Master of Education (M Ed) Child and family studies: early education
(Graduate Certificate) Academically or intellectually gifted
(Graduate Certificate) Special education
(Graduate Certificate) Autism spectrum disorders

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 33

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

65
Applied
51
Accepted
32
Enrolled
78%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Personal statement, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE or MAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 official transcripts of all academic work attempted since high school indicating minimum GPA of 3.5 in graduate degree program; at least 3 references of someone who knows applicant's current work and/or academic achievements in previous degree work; two-page essay; current resume or curriculum vitae; writing sample; documentation of teaching
Additional Entrance Requirements Undergraduate degree from regionally-accredited four-year institution; minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0; three recommendations from persons knowledgeable of applicant's interaction with children and families; statement of purpose; clear criminal background check

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 523
TOEFL IBT score: 70
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

80
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.25%
Black or African American 16.25%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.5%
Unknown 1.25%

Gender

Male (10%)
Female (90%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,926,832

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Belva Collins
Chair
Email: belva.collins@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-8828

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