Specialized Education Services

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Future Students

Our graduates are leaders in their roles as teachers, professors, interpreters, administrators, advocates, and researchers in early childhood services, special education, and deaf-related fields. Our high level of faculty engagement with students provides support through our programs.

If you are considering applying to a program in the Department of Specialized Education Services (SES), we are ready to guide you through the process and help you make an informed decision about your undergraduate and graduate education. Our department comprises three disciplines, Birth Through Kindergarten, Interpreting, Deaf Education, and Advocacy (IDEAS), and Special Education.

  • Birth Through Kindergarten – Professionals in this field provide service to young children and their families across diverse early childhood settings.
  • Interpreting, Deaf Education, and Advocacy (IDEAS) – Professionals in this field can be outstanding teachers for deaf and hard of hearing students, serve as sign language interpreters, as well as advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Special Education – Professionals in this field provide a service to students with identified disabilities of which may impact their educational performance

Learn more about the programs that we offer in each of these disciplines by visiting our Academic Programs page.


If you are a current UNC Greensboro student, interested in one of our programs, please check the program page in your area of interest (i.e., Birth through Kindergarten Early Childhood Special Education, K-12 Special Education, Professions in Deafness) before applying, to verify you meet specific admission criteria.

Undergraduate Students – Navigate to UNC Greensboro’s Apply page, and simply follow the instructions listed there.

Transfer Students – Navigate to UNC Greensboro’s Apply page, and simply follow the instructions listed there.

Graduate Students – Navigate to Apply Now through the UNC Greensboro Graduate School, and simply follow the instructions listed there.

Financial Support

A variety of financial aid is available to students including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. Please review the list below carefully to learn more about scholarship opportunities offered specific for programs in this department.

Applications are accepted annually. Along with the application, candidates will need to include an updated resume or curriculum vitae.  Candidates should submit an electronic version at the end of the application.  

The application period for the 2022-2023 Departmental scholarships is now CLOSED. Please check back next year for 2023-2024 scholarships.

All students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any scholarship in which financial need is a requirement of the scholarship.

Students needing other financial aid should complete the forms obtained through the Financial Aid Office. You may contact the Financial Aid Office at 336.334.5702 or email: finaid@uncg.edu.