From a Master of Arts in Education to an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, we offer an advanced education degree for you.
Are you in a career other than teaching but yearn to make a difference as an elementary school educator? Or are you an experienced teacher who believes you have what it takes to lead as a member of the administration? Wingate University has the right graduate education degree for you. And that includes a degree for those who want to become community college presidents.
Master Your Schedule
Our master’s degree programs address the demands of North Carolina teaching certification. We offer three master’s degrees:
- The Master of Arts in Education in Elementary Education (K-6) is designed for current elementary school teachers.
- The Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) prepares those with an undergraduate degree in a subject other than education for their initial and professional teaching certificates.
- The Master of Arts in Education in Educational Leadership prepares teachers for a professional certificate that makes them eligible to become principals in K-12 schools.
We know how busy teachers and other professionals are, so we offer courses to fit your schedule. Classes for all of our education master’s degree programs meet in the evenings on Monday through Thursday on the Wingate University Ballantyne campus. A course typically meets twice a week. You can go at your own pace too: You have six years from the time you’re accepted into the program to earn your degree.
Learn With and From Leaders
Our three-year doctor of education programs use a cohort approach. If you want to earn a degree that prepares you to become a school superintendent or a community college president, you and the members of your cohort take the same classes at the same time. This way, you learn with and from others who share your goals. Classes for both doctorate programs are offered on Saturdays on the Wingate University Ballantyne campus.
Apply What You Learn
At Wingate University, you take courses taught by faculty members who hold a variety of roles in education. You benefit from their expertise in small discussion-oriented classes. And the learning isn’t contained within classroom walls. In each course, you apply what you learn by completing practical experiences in real classrooms and schools. You compile all that you learn and experience in your leadership portfolio.
Doctoral candidates conduct a capstone project that’s as real as it gets: They research important issues affecting schools and present their solutions to the schools when their work is done.
See Our Students’ Success
Our goal is for you to thrive while pursuing your education degree. And we’re proud of our students’ accomplishments. Below you’ll find the Section III Summary Pass Rates for both graduate and undergraduate students who have completed Thayer School of Education programs at Wingate University.
|Group||Number Taking Tests||Number Passing Tests||Pass Rates (%)|
|All students who completed programs, 2014-2015||36||36||100|
|All students who completed programs, 2013-2014||31||27||87|
|All students who completed programs, 2012-2013||17||16||94|
Here’s Your Syllabus
Consider these pages your guide to our programs. Here, you can find important information such as:
- Admission requirements
- Online forms to apply to:
Need more information? Stop by our office, call or email us. We’ll be happy to be part of your educational journey.