Off-Campus Graduate Education Programs

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Thank you for your interest in Gardner-Webb University, one of the most popular cohort programs in North Carolina. Please complete the form below and I will be happy to send you information regarding the program you are interested in.

It is my job to help you in any way that I can. I can also be reached at (800) 956-8481 or by email.

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Shavonne Sanders

Shavonne Sanders
(800) 956-8481 or email


You have just taken the first step toward obtaining your degree at Gardner-Webb University, one of the most popular cohort programs in North Carolina.

I am committed to helping you through the application process. I can be reached at (800) 956-8481 or Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly as it is my job to help you in any way that I can.

Getting Started

By clicking one of the application buttons below, you will be taken to our Student Information Packet. This link contains detailed information about the programs including our step-by-step admission process, program requirements, and course descriptions.

You are now ready to start the application process. Please keep in mind I am here to help you, feel free to call or email with any questions you may have.

Welcome to Gardner-Webb University!

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Affordable Tuition

$145 Per Month

if using financial aid*

Shavonne Sanders

Shavonne Sanders
(800) 956-8481 or email

Financial Aid & Pay-As-You-Go Plans

There are 2 ways to pay for Gardner Webb University’s cohort Master’s Programs; Financial Aid or a "Pay-As-You-Go Plan.”

My team and I are here to help you with this. This part of the process can often be confusing for students. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding this. I can be reached at (800) 956-8481.

The majority of our students use financial aid to pay for the program. While many students mistakenly think that they won’t qualify for financial aid, there are Stafford Loans available that are not based on need.

I have included step by step directions below regarding applying for financial aid and how to enroll in a pay-as-you-go plan.

Financial Aid Pay As You Go Plan


Earn Your Masters Degree

In your area one night a week OR online.


Master's / Certification Programs Offered:

Executive Leadership Master's w/ Licensure (Become an administrator in a K-12 school or district)

School Administration Add-On  Licensure (Earn licensure to be eligible to become an administrator in a K-12 school or district)

Master's in Curriculum & Instruction

Master's in Curriculum & Instruction w/ Elementary Education Concentration

Master's in Curriculum & Instruction w/ Middle Grades Concentration

Post-Graduate Programs Offered

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum & Instruction

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Executive Leadership Studies


Want to learn more about these programs and how to apply?
Click here to see a schedule of upcoming information meetings.

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Class Meets In Your Area or Online

Class Locations:

  • Charlotte
  • Gastonia
  • Statesville
  • Winston-Salem
  • Thomasville-Lexington
  • Boiling Springs
  • Online

Master's Program Highlights

  • Earn same degree online as on campus
  • Full access to school library and campus resources
  • One night a week, same night for the entire program
  • Summer and holiday breaks
  • Course make-up options available if scheduling conflicts occur
  • Action research or portfolio in lieu of traditional thesis

Affordable Tuition for Teachers

  • Financial aid & "pay as you go" plans available
  • Student loan payments may be deferred until program completion
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness of up to $5,000 may apply

Accredited Quality Programs

  • These programs are arranged and made possible by the K-12 Teachers Alliance in cooperation with Gardner-Webb University.
  • Gardner-Webb University is a non-profit university that is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 telephone 404/679-4501) to award Master's degrees.
  • Accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


Shavonne Sanders

Shavonne Sanders
(800) 956-8481 or email

*The repayment example set forth above is for illustrative purposes only and was calculated based on a standard amortization Federal Direct Stafford Loan assuming a loan amount of $12,903, a payment term of 10 years, and a fixed interest rate equal to 6.21%. Loan amount of $12,903 is based on the anticipated total tuition price for the Master's in C & I w/ Elementary Education Concentration degree for the 2014-2015 school year. Your total loan amount may vary based on program selection. The loan calculator used in this example is available at It is your responsibility to verify your eligibility by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at All loans are subject to federal student aid guidelines. The actual interest rate may change periodically based on federal regulations. If you elect to defer payments until graduation, loan interest may accrue during deferment.

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