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University of New Mexico

Program in Special Education

Albuquerque, NM

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University of New Mexico

Overview

University of New Mexico / Program in Special Education is located in Albuquerque, NM, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Special education
Master of Arts (MA) Intellectual disability and severe disabilities
Master of Arts (MA) Learning and behavioral exceptionalities
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Special education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 37
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Screening, proposal hearing

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
12
Accepted
12
Enrolled
50%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 31st Not reported Yes
Spring deadline September 30th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2, 2 years of relevant experience
Additional Entrance Requirements Special education degree, 2 years of teaching experience with people with disabilities, writing sample, minimum GPA of 3.2

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 Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

98
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 32.65%
Black or African American 2.04%
White or Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.02%
Asian 3.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 2.04%

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 0
Male (1)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Mathematics instruction, bilingual special education, inclusive education, autism, reading instruction for students with cognitive disabilities, alternative assessment, human rights and disability, applied behavior analysis, bilingualism, language and literacy, mathematics, science instruction, special education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Hokona-Zuni MSC05 3040
Albuquerque, NM  87131
United States
Contact Prof. Ruth Luckasson
Chair
Email: luckasson@unm.edu
Phone: 505-277-6510
Fax: 505-277-6929

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