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The University of North Carolina Wilmington

Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education

Wilmington, NC

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Overview

The University of North Carolina Wilmington / Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education is located in Wilmington, NC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) Educational leadership, policy, and advocacy
Master of Education (M Ed) Elementary education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Middle grades education
Master of Education (M Ed) Language and literacy
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Elementary education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 77

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Exit portfolio, oral presentation, research project (depending on specialization)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

85
Applied
76
Accepted
61
Enrolled
89%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline October 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendations & education statement of interest essay (all degrees), NC Class A teacher license in related field (Language & Literacy, M.Ed. Elementary Ed degrees), Bachelor's degree completed before graduate study begins (Leadership, Policy and Advocacy, MAT Elementary Ed degrees)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

188
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.32%
Black or African American 19.15%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.53%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.32%
Unknown 1.6%

Gender

Male (9%)
Female (90%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
Female (19)

Location & Contact

Address 601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC  28403-3297
United States
Contact Dr. Heidi Higgins
Chair
Email: higginsh@uncw.edu
Phone: 910-962-2674
Fax: 910-962-3988

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