• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Students supported have moderate to severe physical and/or intellectual disabilities, including such diagnoses as: Down syndrome, moderate to severe autism, Fragile X syndrome, multiple disabilities, and medically fragile students. 

Training

Training includes instructional practices to teach functional skills, as well as functional academics, in a small controlled setting (self-contained classroom). 

These classrooms provide highly individualized instruction for students whose needs cannot be met in the general education classroom and are typically comprised of students in the same categorical grouping. Assistive technologies and sign language are also taught in the program. 

The Special Education - Adapted Curriculum Track from University of North Carolina Wilmington leads to a B.A. degree and licensure in Adapted Special Education (K-12).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Reading to Students with Special Needs
  • Teaching Mathematics to Students with Special Needs
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Behavioral Development
  • Assessment Procedures for Special Education
  • Program Development in Special Education
  • Collaboration Strategies in Special Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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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

  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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.

Funding

Each year, the application opens on December 1 and closes on March 1.  You must be a newly admitted or current student to access the scholarship application.  Available scholarships include both merit-and need based awards, however the number of available awards varies from year to year.  

Entering freshmen who are selected to receive a scholarship award may view it on their financial aid award letter that is mailed in April and electronically in Seanet on their account.  Returning student recipients will be able to view their award in Seanet by July 1.

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