WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Mount Marty College will begin offering a master's degree in education in Watertown.

The school and the Watertown Board of Education say the two-year degree program will be open only to Watertown teachers and will be delivered during the summer of 2016 and 2017 at the school's Watertown location.

Mount Marty Master of Education program director Debbi McCuin says the college's partnership with the school district has made the program possible.

Watertown Superintendent Lesli Jutting says the program will share effective research in teaching and learning, and teachers will apply that research in their classrooms.

The application process will be open until December 15th.

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