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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Special Education and Child Development

Charlotte, NC

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT
Capstone
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT
Thesis Required
Portfolio

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

96
Applied
83
Accepted
66
Enrolled
86%

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 Transcripts, at least three evaluations from professional educators familiar with the applicant's personal and professional qualifications, an essay (one to two pages) describing the applicant's experience and objective in undertaking graduate study
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: 557
TOEFL IBT score: 83
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

114
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.51%
Black or African American 14.91%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.63%
Unknown 0.88%

Gender

Male (10%)
Female (89%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 26
Part-time - 8
Male (6)
Female (28)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Applied behavioral analysis, diversity and inclusion, motivation and underachievement, early intervention/early childhood special education, self-determination skill development for students at-risk for, or with, disabilities
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,815,793

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Charles Wood
Department Chair & Professor
Email: clwood@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-8395

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