University of North Carolina Wilmington Online

Introduction

Vision

UNCW will be recognized for excellence in everything it does, for its global mindset and for its community engagement.

Mission

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Our commitment to student engagement, creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship is expressed in our baccalaureate and master's programs, as well as doctoral programs in areas of expertise that serve state needs. Our culture reflects our values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation.

Values

  • Excellence
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Student-Centered Focus
  • Community Engagement
  • Innovation

Strategic Priorities

  • Attract and retain high-quality, diverse students, faculty and staff; ensure an inclusive campus culture and a global mindset; and increase retention and graduation rates.
  • Enhance learning experiences and educational programs; and advance research and scholarly activities.
  • Enable and nurture a sense of a student-centered community by enhancing academic advising and student support programs for career placement and graduate school.
  • Organize for success, engage with our community and the world, and communicate our efforts broadly and effectively.
  • Fund strategic initiatives by building on strong relationships with all stakeholders.

These priorities will be pursued in an environment that promotes the free exchange of thoughts and opinions, where human dignity is affirmed and respect for each individual is paramount.

What is Distance Education?

There are several terms used to describe instruction that is offered away from a campus, such as off-campus instruction, extension, distance education, e-learning, etc. Distance Education, which is used by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is understood to include off-campus instruction for credit (whether face-to-face, electronically mediated, or a combination of methodologies). The UNC system has also referred to this form of instruction as both degree-credit extension and distance education. (Reference: UNC ADM MEMO 407.1 and 407.1.1.2(G)).

Notice for applicants from outside the State of North Carolina

Admission of applicants residing outside the state of North Carolina to an online degree or certificate program or individual online course offered by University of North Carolina Wilmington is dependent upon UNCW's ability to secure authorization from the applicant's state of residence, if such authorization is required. If you have any questions, please review UNCW State Authorizations, email UNCW's state authorization coordinator or call us.

Notice to online and resident students seeking to complete an internship, clinical, or other field experience outside of North Carolina

A student's ability to participate in an internship, clinical or other field experience is dependent upon the individual states authorization requirements and UNCW's authorization status with that state. Before engaging in any internship, clinical or other field experience outside of North Carolina, please check to see if UNCW is authorized for such experiences in that state.

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Master

Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision

Online Full time September 2017 USA USA Online

Welcome to the M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision Website The M.Ed. program in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision is designed to provide advanced study to prepare graduates to be effective school and district level curriculum and instructional leaders, and is appropriate for classroom teachers, building administrators, teacher educators, and other personnel who play a supervisory role in the professional development of others. [+]

Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision Welcome to the M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision Website The M.Ed. program in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision is designed to provide advanced study to prepare graduates to be effective school and district level curriculum and instructional leaders, and is appropriate for classroom teachers, building administrators, teacher educators, and other personnel who play a supervisory role in the professional development of others. Did You Know? The CIS M.Ed. and add-on licensure programs can be completed entirely online. If you are Nationally Board Certified it can count as 3 credits toward your Masters in CIS. An add on licensure in CIS can be achieved in as few as 4 to 6 classes. Graduates of the CIS Program will: Be reflective practitioners. Integrate social justice principles into practice. Investigate, refine and integrate global education in their practice. Use critical thinking, appropriate technology and problem solving skills to foster creativity and innovation. Assess and discern effective application of curriculum models, instructional practices and supervisory strategies. Promote continuous, lifelong learning in self, students, colleagues and the community. Advocate for appropriate and supportive working conditions for teachers and students. Produce research-based, data-driven practices for teachers and schools. Welcome from a UNCW CIS Graduate CIS Admissions Candidates for admission to the M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision program must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of teaching experience.* The following materials must be submitted in addition to the Application for... [-]

Master of Education in Elementary Education

Online Full time September 2017 USA USA Online

The M. Ed., Elementary Education specialization is designed as a 33‐hour intensive program for students who already hold a bachelor's degree and teacher certification. Successful completion of the Specialization will prepare candidates to take the Praxis II and/or expand their current knowledge of the field of Elementary Education at the graduate level. [+]

Master of Education in Elementary Education The M. Ed., Elementary Education specialization is designed as a 33‐hour intensive program for students who already hold a bachelor's degree and teacher certification. Successful completion of the Specialization will prepare candidates to take the Praxis II and/or expand their current knowledge of the field of Elementary Education at the graduate level. The target audience is certified elementary teachers who seek to enhance their theoretical and pedagogical knowledge of elementary education. The 33 semester hour program is comprised of the following three components: Professional Core - Explore topics in Research, Curriculum, Global Awareness and Diversity and examine the implications for elementary level education. Advanced Study of Content - Extensive study of the theory and pedagogy in the areas of Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts. Focus Area - Intensive exploration of one particular area of interest (Math, ESL and Elementary Education) that will lead to add‐on licensure in the areas of Math and ESL and to a deeper understanding of Elementary Education. Specialization Objectives Upon completion of the graduate M.Ed., Elementary Education Specialization, the student should be able to: Demonstrate a depth and breadth of general knowledge in the field of Elementary Education. Demonstrate a well‐articulated knowledge of K‐6 communities. Demonstrate effective communication skills that can be utilized when interacting with colleagues, administrators, and families. Design, implement, and assess effective instruction, with particular emphasis on integrated curriculum and active learning strategies. Establish a classroom environment sensitive to the cultural and linguistic needs of... [-]

Master of School Administration

Online Full time September 2017 USA USA Online

The Master's of School Administration (MSA) degree and add-on licensure programs prepare school personnel to become K-12 school principals. Program materials and experiences focus on school leadership, organizational theory, innovation, and best practices. Students work together to apply theories to real situations in schools. [+]

Master of School Administration Welcome to the MSA Program The Master's of School Administration (MSA) degree and add-on licensure programs prepare school personnel to become K-12 school principals. Program materials and experiences focus on school leadership, organizational theory, innovation, and best practices. Students work together to apply theories to real situations in schools. Graduates of the MSA program will be effective educational leaders who can inspire, engage and lead others towards a common vision. The graduate program is aligned with National ISLLC Standards and the NC Standards for School Executives (NSSE). Students receive high quality learning experiences designed and delivered by expert faculty. The MSA is offered fully online through interactive and engaging formats. From personalized feedback on discussion boards to interacting with professors and guest speakers via webinar, students can feel connected as they prepare to become school administrators. For more information, please review the MSA Handbook. Please also feel free to contact us. Welcome to the MSA Program Program Outcomes Graduates of the Master of School Administration (M.S.A.) program will be effective educational leaders who can inspire, engage and lead others towards a common vision. The graduate program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) and the NC Standards for School Executives (NSSE). Students receive high quality learning experiences designed and delivered by expert faculty. Program Objectives Upon completion of the School Administration program, graduates will be professionals who: 1. Foster a school vision that respects community values and are guided by empirical evidence of effective... [-]

MSc

Master of Science: Chemistry

Online Full time 5 years September 2017 USA USA Online

The Master of Science degree program in chemistry provides students having an undergraduate foundation in chemistry the opportunity to engage in advanced course work, in-depth study and independent research to acquire the skills of assimilating new information and generating new knowledge. [+]

M.S. Chemistry The Master of Science degree program in chemistry provides students having an undergraduate foundation in chemistry the opportunity to engage in advanced course work, in-depth study and independent research to acquire the skills of assimilating new information and generating new knowledge. The Department of Chemistry is one of 16 departments within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Why Choose UNCW for your MS in Chemistry? The UNCW Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is routinely in the top five percent of master’s degree-granting institutions in the entire country. One of the most important factors contributing to our current success is the close supervision and mentoring of students by faculty (ca. 2:1). Another has been our acquisition of major instrumentation through the NSF MRI and NC Biotech programs, including a 600 MHz NMR spectrometer and both GC and UHPLC coupled mass spectrometers. Nearly 100 percent of our graduates find relevant employment after completing their degrees, which is another indicator of our program’s success. A Unique Experience We offer graduate students a diversity of research areas from which to choose within the traditional bounds of chemistry as well as non-traditional research programs. The research focus areas include biochemistry, inorganic and organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, organometallic chemistry, atmospheric and marine chemistry and chemical education. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of several research areas in our chemistry graduate program we enroll many graduate students from varied undergraduate backgrounds. Approximately 30 percent of our full-time graduate students... [-]

Master of Science in Instructional Technology

Online Full time September 2017 USA USA Online

As an exciting and innovative program, MIT provides students the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge from educational and applied psychology, instructional systems design, computer science, systems theory, and communication theory, allowing for considerable flexibility to tailor individual needs across other academic disciplines. Students from diverse fields can plan programs which are consistent with their long-range academic and professional goals. [+]

Master of Science in Instructional Technology Welcome to the MIT Program The Donald R. Watson College of Education at UNCW welcomes you to the Master of Science in Instructional Technology (MIT) program. As an exciting and innovative program, MIT provides students the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge from educational and applied psychology, instructional systems design, computer science, systems theory, and communication theory, allowing for considerable flexibility to tailor individual needs across other academic disciplines. Students from diverse fields can plan programs which are consistent with their long-range academic and professional goals. MIT courses are offered both on campus and online, allowing professionals to earn their degrees and/or certificates by taking MIT on-campus courses, or MIT online courses, or a combination of both types. In addition, the MIT program is directed toward preparing students to function in a variety of roles to be performed in a broad range of settings, including business and industry, human services, health institutions, higher education, government, military, and public and private K-12 education. MIT Program Highlights: A 99% job placement rate A pathway to a high paying career Rigorous courses taught by experienced IT faculty An introduction to new technology Flexibility to attend classes online, face to face, or from the comfort of your home with our virtual live classroom Applied learning opportunities, working with clients in real world settings Experiences to help you develop strong design, technical, and project management skills A solid foundation for a rewarding career The MIT program offers an Online... [-]

MA

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Online Full time September 2017 USA USA Online

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree provides a highly integrated exploration of the liberal arts, which not only adheres to the traditional values of broad liberal arts education, but is specifically designed for highly motivated learners who wish to deepen their understanding of the social, scientific, and humanistic dimensions of today's world. [+]

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Welcome UNCW's Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) two programs, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree and the post-Master's certificate in liberal studies, provide a highly integrated exploration of the liberal arts, which not only adheres to the traditional values of broad liberal arts education, but is specifically designed for highly motivated learners who wish to deepen their understanding of the social, scientific, and humanistic dimensions of today's world. National Ranking The UNCW Graduate Liberal Studies has been recognized for its online program, ranking 5th in the nation by The Best Master's Degrees! Fourth-three accredited programs that offer online master's degrees in liberal studies, interdisciplinary studies or related fields were ranked based on affordability as well as rankings in major publications, resulting in GLS making the top five. Click here to read the full article. Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree provides a highly integrated exploration of the liberal arts, which not only adheres to the traditional values of broad liberal arts education, but is specifically designed for highly motivated learners who wish to deepen their understanding of the social, scientific, and humanistic dimensions of today's world. Though conceptually the MALS degree is not a professional, vocational degree, employers are particularly attracted by MALS graduates because they have been prepared to meet the challenges of a complex world. According to the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP), there are now more than... [-]

On-line M.A. for History Educators

Online Full time 2 years September 2017 USA USA Online

The program is designed to strengthen and sustain a love of history in a learning environment created for dedicated teachers. It MAY qualify its graduates for salary increases and strengthens participants' existing ability to bring history to life in the classroom with new and deeper knowledge. [+]

On-line M.A. for History Educators UNCW's History Department offers a 30-hour, purpose-designed Master's Degree in History for professional educators. The specific goals of the program are: to provide advanced opportunities for the study of history; to prepare historical educators by providing them with knowledge of the most current research practices and questions in relation to historical problems; to develop the professional practices of history educators to reflect deep understandings of content. In short, the program is designed to strengthen and sustain a love of history in a learning environment created for dedicated teachers. It MAY qualify its graduates for salary increases and strengthens participants' existing ability to bring history to life in the classroom with new and deeper knowledge. On-line M.A. features: Two-Year Program: Students will take two sequential on-line courses each semester and participate in two on-campus Summer Institutes. The course of study is complete after four semesters and two Summer Institutes. On-line Courses: The central focus of the Fall and Spring Semester coursework is on examining major issues and recent historiography related to the Common Core history curriculum. The Fall and Spring Semester courses are entirely on-line and asynchronous. Faculty-moderated, professional discussions integrate course materials and assignments, and can be completed alongside students' personal and professional obligations. Two, one-week Summer Institutes: These in-person classes will convene in June during UNCW's second Summer Session. One week of instruction will be held on campus each summer; the remainder of the coursework can be completed on campus or via distance learning.... [-]

EMBA

Online Executive Master of Business Administration

Online Full time 21 months January 2018 USA USA Online

UNCW's EMBA degree provides high quality, high engagement learning for the aspiring executive: Archived, online coursework; Degree specializations in Finance or International Business; A one-week international residency in Europe or Asia; Two short on-campus residencies; Small, interactive cohorts; Colleague interaction and networking opportunities. [+]

Online Executive Master of Business Administration Learn More: The Executive MBA for Professionals Who Want More from Their Online Program UNCW's EMBA degree provides high quality, high engagement learning for the aspiring executive: Archived, online coursework Degree specializations in Finance or International Business A one-week international residency in Europe or Asia Two short on-campus residencies Small, interactive cohorts Colleague interaction and networking opportunities Online Executive MBA Program Overview Who is it for? Those who are looking to achieve a higher level of responsibility in their firms without having to relocate or leave their current employer Those looking for the flexibility and convenience of an online degree paired with the essential interpersonal interaction achieved through face-to-face experiences and networking Professionals with at least two years of qualified work experience (five years of experience or more is strongly preferred) How will I 'learn more'? Connections that go beyond the internet Contact hours of on-campus residencies to foster student engagement and soft skill development An international residency in France, Spain, Germany, or the United Kingdom attending workshops, consulting with local firms, and networking with professionals to deepen your understanding of how to transact business given national and cultural differences These residencies are designed to offer activities to build presentation, leadership, problem-solving and team-building skills that are difficult to teach online Degree specializations in Finance or International Business enabling you to take a deeper dive into the subject areas that align with your career goals and interest What will I gain? Refine your skills... [-]

BA

B.A. Elementary Education

Online Full time September 2017 USA USA Online

Course requirements for all UNCW degrees include: (1) University Studies, (2) specific major requirements, and (3) sufficient elective hours for a combined total of a minimum of 124 hours. [+]

B.A. Elementary Education General information, degree requirements for all undergraduate majors in the Watson College of Education, and detailed requirements for admission are listed in the undergraduate catalogue online. The requirements for admission to the Watson College of Education are listed below: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION For students pursuing education of young children, elementary education, middle grades education or special education programs, admission is required before enrollment in education courses in the upper division (i.e., courses numbered higher than EDN 303). Requirements for admission are: 1. Completion of the University requirements in English composition, mathematics and a science laboratory course with a grade of "C-" or better in each course. 2. Completion of introductory educational foundations coursework (i.e. EDN 200 and EDNL 200) with a grade of “C-” or better. 3. Completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or better on work completed at UNCW. Transfer students must earn a 2.70 on a minimum of 12 hours completed at UNCW. 4. Passing scores on teacher education entry tests specified and mandated by the Board of Education of the State of North Carolina (Praxis I). Students with SAT scores of 1100 or higher (math and verbal) or ACT combined scores of 24 or higher can be exempt from taking Praxis I. Students with SAT scores of less than 1100, but with SAT scores of 550 or better on Verbal can be exempt from Praxis I Reading and Writing, SAT of 550 or better on Math can... [-]

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