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Elementary Education

University of North Carolina Wilmington

48 months
18508 USD/year
18508 USD/year
4444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Teaching elementary school is a highly rewarding profession that allows you to instill a love of learning, teach a variety of subjects and lay the foundation of children's futures. The Elementary Education Undergraduate Program - Distance Learning from University of North Carolina Wilmington will prepare you to teach children in grades K-6.


The goal of the Elementary Education Undergraduate Program - Distance Learning from University of North Carolina Wilmington is to assist in providing an appropriate education for children in grades K-6 through the preparation of teachers who are well educated and professionally competent. 

The conceptual framework for the elementary education program is one which is common to all teacher education programs at UNCW: Watson School of Education develops highly competent and effective professionals to serve in educational leadership roles.

After Graduation

Upon completion of the undergraduate Elementary Education Program (EEL), the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate breadth of disciplinary knowledge relevant to elementary school curricula.
  • Demonstrate depth of knowledge in at least one area of study.
  • Communicate effectively in conventional formal English, both orally and in writing, in appropriate situations.
  • Adapt instruction to the developmental and learning needs of individuals, including exceptional children and children from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Establish a classroom climate conducive to learning.
  • Choose appropriate objectives consistent with state and local curriculum guidelines, the learning needs of students, and guidelines established by learned societies.
  • Provide effective objective-based instruction for a variety of types of learning in all of the subject areas of the elementary school curriculum.
  • Employ appropriate evaluation procedures and use evaluative information as a basis for revising and generating plans.
  • Implement appropriate technologies to facilitate learning.
  • Establish a pattern of reflective learning and inquiry leading towards confidence, professionalism, and effectiveness in the role of teacher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teacher, School and Society
  • Field Experience Lab
  • Psychological Foundations of Teaching
  • Elementary School Programs and Practices
  • Instructional Design and Evaluation
  • Instructional Technology
  • Meeting Needs of Special Students in Elementary Schools
  • Foundations of Number and Algebraic Reasoning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application.
    • Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).
    • Essay & short answer
    • An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2222 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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