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NC State Online M.Ed. Program Set Career Course for Community College President

John Hauser, the president of Carteret Community College (CCC), earned his Master of Education in Training and Development from the College of Education in 2004.

As a part-time graduate student, Hauser worked full time at Wilkes Community College (WCC) while attending NC State through Online and Distance Education.

“The online program allowed me to advance my knowledge and skills, enabling me to advance in my career,” Hauser said.

According to CCC’s website, Hauser began his career at WCC in 1997 as a director of industry services before moving his way up to executive director, dean and eventually vice president and eventually president.

Hauser said he chose the Training and Development program because it directly connected with the mission of the North Carolina Community College System and his aspirations of becoming a president at the community college level.

“Distance Education worked for me because I was working full time and the program aligned with my career goals,” Hauser said. He added that the online faculty and staff used cutting-edge technology throughout the program.

“The master’s program [at NC State] prepared me for completing my doctoral degree,” Hauser said. Which he completed at Appalachian State University.

In May 2017, Hauser was named the president of Carteret Community College.

Students with additional questions about the Master of Education in Training and Development online program can contact Michelle Bartlett at

The program is on a rolling admissions process, allowing for students to apply at any time. Students who are admitted will begin their studies only during Fall and Summer semesters. The application deadline for the Fall semester is July 15.