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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.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education Academically or intellectually gifted
(Graduate Certificate) Child and family development: birth through kindergarten
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education
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 23
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 43

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
Thesis Alternate accepted
Research project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT
Thesis Required
Portfolio
Other Advanced Degrees Internship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

72
Applied
68
Accepted
52
Enrolled
94%

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 December 1st December 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

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

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

127
Total Graduate Students
85%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
14%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.57%
Black or African American 7.87%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.15%
Unknown 3.15%

Gender

Male (7%)
Female (92%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 9
Male (9)
Female (22)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,877,181

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