12 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education with a specialization in Secondary Education at University of North Carolina Wilmington is designed to enhance the pedagogical skills and content knowledge of licensed secondary educators.


Students who complete the Secondary Education program at University of North Carolina Wilmington will be expected to be 21st Century school leaders and thoughtful decision makers who possess a deep understanding of the knowledge, skills and dispositions involved in teaching at the secondary level.

Key Features

  • Students will gain significant experience in using action research to better understand and adjust classroom instruction. 
  • In addition required core coursework, students in this 33-hour program may choose to focus on one of the following strands: Academic Content, Curriculum & Instruction, Technology in Teaching & Learning, and Diverse Learners. 
  • Students will also complete a capstone course that focuses on action research and defend a program portfolio.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Education 
  • Tests, Measures, and Measurements in Education
  • Social Justice Issues in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Instructional Development
  • Secondary School Organization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application for graduate admission
  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Official scores on the Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Record Exam
  • Three recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields
  • A 2-3 page typed letter of application which includes a description of the applicant's professional goals, educational interests in pursuing graduate study, and philosophy of teaching.

Tuition Fee

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    18548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 12 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.


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