Graduate Education Degree Program
ABOUT GRADUATE EDUCATION
The Thayer School of Education prepares graduate students to face the challenges of 21st-century education and to succeed as a leader in the classroom and in educational administration.
“One of my favorite things about getting my master’s and doing the add-on administrative licensure program at Wingate was collaborating with administrators from different schools. We got to learn from superintendents and assistant superintendents from neighboring districts and to hear how things are done differently in each one. That challenged us to think about what we’re doing and how we can get better. It was great to hear varied perspectives from my peers and from faculty. In my teacher leadership class, I was taught by a principal who went on to become the state principal of the year.”
Ashley Melton, principal of Morehead City Primary School, Class of 2007 (MA) and 2014 (add-on licensure)
"I am glad I decided to pursue my doctorate at Wingate University because I knew that if I continued with the doctoral program after the Master's degree that I would be able to be prepared for any educational leadership position out there. I really liked the cohort model and the in person classes on evenings or Saturdays. It was a great experience to collaborate with people in the field and with great professors who are from the local community and districts. They provided a lot of great support and insight both in front of and behind the scenes in leadership. The program was both practical and real. I knew I wouldn't get much from an online only program, the in-person was very convenient for me in this part of Charlotte too.”Josh Swartzlander, Principal at Queens Grant High School, Class of 2020