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.
After years of searching for a doctoral program that fit my needs, I met Dr. McKay who introduced me to the HEEL program at Wingate University. The Higher Education Executive Leadership doctoral program at Wingate University was a perfect fit for me. Through the program, I developed many new leadership skills as well as expanded and strengthened skills that I already possessed. Because of the quality education that I received at Wingate, I now have a broad range of professional advancement opportunities available to me. I am so glad that I made Wingate University my choice!
"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