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School Administration (MSAD)

The Master of School Administration program consists of 39 credit-hours of courses which include 12 credit-hours of a year-long internship under the direction of a principal-mentor and a university supervisor. Additionally, program completers seeking a North Carolina principal level I license must successfully prepare an electronic portfolio housing appropriate artifacts and evidences demonstrating their proficiency in all seven standards for school executives. As of 2010, candidates seeking a North Carolina Principal’s license will no longer take the SLLA (School Leaders Licensure Assessment) from ETS. The assessment to determine licensure has been replaced with the E-Portfolio.This 39 credit-hour package of courses and internship effectively implements the North Carolina State Board of Education’s Standards for School Executives while also satisfying all other applicable directives/requirements.

Program Webpage http://edld.uncc.edu/
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Debra S. Morris
Graduate Program Director Email: dsmorris@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 980-248-0392
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School Administration (post-masters) (PCER)

The Add-on licensure graduate certificate in School Administration, is a 21 credit-hour sequence for individuals who hold a master’s degree in an educational area from a regionally accredited institution, and who also hold “M” level certification from the State of North Carolina. Candidates who successfully complete certificate will be recommended for licensure area 012 Level I (Principal). Candidates must also have three years of successful teaching experience or relevant school experience at the time of application.

Program Webpage http://edld.uncc.edu/programs/master-school-administration-msa/graduate-certificate-licensure-only
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Debra S. Morris
Graduate Program Director Email: dsmorris@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 980-248-0392
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School Counseling (post-masters) (PCER)

The post-master’s certificate in School Counseling meets the need of students who have completed a master’s degree in Counseling but have not met requirements for licensure as a school counselor in the state of North Carolina. Successful completion of the program requirements will enable the student to be recommended for licensure in school counseling from the university to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Program Webpage http://counseling.uncc.edu/graduate-certificates/post-masters-certificate-school-counseling
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Sejal Parikh Foxx
Graduate Program Director Email: sbparikh@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8963
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Secondary Education (MAT)

“Become the teacher you have always wanted to be and earn a master’s degree in the process. UNC Charlotte’s Master of Arts in Teaching programs allow students to become a self-reflective master teacher, in addition to developing advanced competencies as a teacher-researcher and a teacher-leader.
Concentrations available include Comprehensive Science, English, History/Social Studies, and Mathematics.”

Program Webpage http://pathwaytoteaching.com
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Warren J DiBiase
Graduate Program Director Email: wjdibias@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8881
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Secondary Education (MED)

The Master of Education in Secondary Education is a 33-hour NCATE and NCDPI accredited program is designed to provide programs of advanced study which are built upon a body of knowledge and expertise common to educational professionals. The program is composed of five strands that concentrate on developing knowledgeable, effective, reflective and responsive practitioners who will become leaders in the profession. The program includes study in areas such as educational research methodology, curriculum theory, analysis of teaching, advanced methodology, and curriculum material development including the application of technology in teaching.

Program Webpage http://mdsk.uncc.edu/
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Tina Heafner
Graduate Program Director Email: tina.heafner@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8888
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Secure Software Development (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Secure Software Development provides professionals with an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in developing software applications that are secure. The certificate requires 15 graduate credit-hours of coursework. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte.

Program Webpage http://sis.uncc.edu/academics/graduate-certificates
Graduate Program Director: Heather Lipford
Graduate Program Director Email: richter@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8376
Name on GradAdmissions Website: Ms. Sandra Krause
Email on GradAdmissions Website: Sandra.Krause@uncc.edu
Phone # on GradAdmissions Website: 704-687-8662
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Social Work (MSW)

The Master of Social Work offers an advanced generalist concentration that embraces the profession’s commitment to social and economic justice, individual and community well-being, and scientific inquiry. As a reflection of UNC Charlotte’s designation as North Carolina’s urban research university, our curriculum is especially focused on the needs of vulnerable populations in the growing urban and suburban areas of the state. Graduates of the program will be able to synthesize and apply a broad range of knowledge and skills in order to refine and a advance the quality of social work practice and the profession in a range of settings.

Program Webpage http://socialwork.uncc.edu/master-social-work
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Robert Herman-Smith
Graduate Program Director Email: bherman@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7180
Name on GradAdmissions Website: Ms. Amy Peters, Admissions Director
Email on GradAdmissions Website: amy.peters@uncc.edu
Phone # on GradAdmissions Website: 704-687-7930
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Sociology (MA)

The Master of Arts in Sociology provides students with theoretical and methodological skills necessary to undertake analysis of contemporary social issues and problems. The curriculum prepares students who wish to pursue further graduate education in sociology or related fields (such as Public Policy or Organizational Science). We offer a Master’s degree that prepares students for future doctoral work and applied positions.

Program Webpage http://sociology.uncc.edu/
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Scott Fitzgerald
Graduate Program Director Email: sfitzger@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7805
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Spanish (MA)

The Master of Arts in Spanish serves individuals who seek a greater understanding of Spanish language, literatures and cultures, and who seek career and professional advancement opportunities in education, translation, applied language (Business Spanish), and who contemplate pursuing a Ph.D. in fields such as Hispanic literature, linguistics, translation studies, intercultural communication, or international studies. The M.A. in Spanish provides a rich variety of graduate coursework in a major world language that is becoming increasingly important in the United States. The program builds on a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum and consists of two concentrations: 1.Language, Literature and Culture (LLC), and 2.Translating and Translation Studies (TTS). Students in either concentration may take either: (1) 30 credit hours of elective courses or (2) 24 credit hours of elective courses plus a master’s thesis (6 credit hours).

Program Webpage http://languages.uncc.edu/
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Michael Scott Doyle
Graduate Program Director Email: msdoyle@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8754
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Special Education (MAT)

Become the teacher you have always wanted to be and earn a master’s degree in the process. UNC Charlotte’s Master of Arts in Teaching programs allow students to become a self-reflective master teacher, in addition to developing advanced competencies as a teacher-researcher and a teacher-leader.

Program Webpage http://pathwaytoteaching.com
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Wendy Wood
Graduate Program Director Email: wmwood@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8854
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Special Education (MED)

The Master of Education in Special Education is a professional graduate degree that serves experienced teachers who obtained an undergraduate degree and a Standard Professional 1 (SP1) Professional Educator’s License and who wish to be collaborative instructional leaders who are knowledgeable, effective, reflective, and responsive to equity and diversity.  Upon completion, graduates will qualify for the North Carolina Standard Professional 2 (SP2) Professional Educator’s License. There are two majors for Special Education:  Special Education; or Academically or Intellectually Gifted.

Program Webpage http://spcd.uncc.edu/special-education
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Wendy Wood
Graduate Program Director Email: wmwood@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8854
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Special Education (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Special Education prepares special educators as innovators, teachers, leaders, and researchers whose work contributes to enhancing the quality of life of individuals who are exceptional learners and their families. This program provides the solid research foundation needed for the rapidly changing field of special education. Alumni of the program are currently employed as special education faculty, research scientists, and special education administrators.

Program Webpage http://spcd.uncc.edu/special-education/sped-phd-program
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Diane Browder
Graduate Program Director Email: dbrowder@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8836
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Special Education: Academically & Intellectually Gifted (MED)

The Master of Education in Special Education is a professional graduate degree that serves experienced teachers who obtained an undergraduate degree and a Standard Professional 1 (SP1) Professional Educator’s License and who wish to be collaborative instructional leaders who are knowledgeable, effective, reflective, and responsive to equity and diversity.  Upon completion, graduates will qualify for the North Carolina Standard Professional 2 (SP2) Professional Educator’s License. There are two majors for Special Education:  Special Education; or Academically or Intellectually Gifted.

Program Webpage http://spcd.uncc.edu/special-education
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Michael Matthews
Graduate Program Director Email: michael.matthews@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8623
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System Analytics (CERT)

Systems Analytics is an industry-relevant graduate certificate providing professionals with the opportunity to learn the tools and techniques for making better decisions related to risk management, systems modeling, optimization, analysis and problem solving.

Program Webpage http://seem.uncc.edu/graduate-programs/graduate-certificate-systems-analytics/overview
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Tao Hong
Graduate Program Director Email: Tao.Hong@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-1957
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