While aspiring teachers need strong backgrounds in theoretical models of learning and development, what they learn has to be shaped by the experiences—and constraints—that actual classrooms offer. In this video, Dr. Dan Coleman, the WW Academy’s Chief Learning and Design Officer, explains the way the WW Academy is tapping into the real world to inform its teacher education program. This
post in a part of a series of videos in which you’ll hear from WW Academy faculty and staff about things they’re working on and aspects of the degree program they’re most excited about.
The WW Academy is now accepting applications for its master’s degree. Candidates will progress through a problem-based, individualized, adaptive curriculum, built in collaboration with MIT, by mastering core teaching competencies. WW Academy students experience the challenge-based curriculum in a blended environment, including online and face-to-face learning. Master’s candidates are also immersed in clinical settings in Boston-area public schools. Throughout their first two years of teaching they will receive continued mentoring and professional development. For more information about the program and the application process, click here.