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Graduate Programs for Teachers

Residency Licensure Programs

Residency Licensure is an alternative pathway to teaching that allows qualified individuals to begin teaching while completing North Carolina licensure requirements. Graduate certificate programs are offered for high school teachers seeking licensure in English, mathematics, science or social studies (grades 9-12) and teachers seeking ESL licensure in grades K-12. Residency licensure teachers may enroll in our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs to earn both a graduate degree and complete the requirements for residency licensure. 


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Degree Program Finder

You’re considering a graduate program because you believe there’s more… More you can learn. More you can offer. More you can be. Find the program that’s right for you with our comprehensive guide to undergraduate majors and minors, graduate degrees and certificate options.

Student Testimonials

"As a second-grade teacher, I was confident teaching math but wanted to deepen my understanding for literacy. The M.Ed. in Language and Literacy at Watson was a perfect fit." - Courtney

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Student Testimonials

"Watson College faculty and staff care about the programs, students, and community. Learning, valuable experiences and support are truly the focus of this school." - Ashley

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