About the Academy

The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is reinventing American teacher preparation.
Learn more about our mission.

We have a saying here at the WW Academy: “Try, learn, try.”

Here’s a look at what that means for a master's candidate learning to teach.


Academy History

The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning was launched by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in 2015. By providing competency-based master’s degree programs in teaching (and eventually in school leadership), this new graduate school is designed to transform the preparation of educators, reshaping both practice and policy nationally. In collaboration with MIT, the WW Academy also serves as an incubator and innovation lab, studying what works and
why in preparing leading educators, and offering new ideas and models to meet the needs of
21st-century schools. Learn more about our history.

  • Summer 2015 WW Academy launched in collaboration with MIT
  • September 2017 Design Fellows begin a yearlong process of refining the Academy program
  • Spring 2017 First Academy faculty are hired in math and science
  • May 2018 President named
  • October 2017 The Academy is approved as degree-granting institution
  • Fall 2018 The WW Academy’s inaugural class begins


Collaboration is at Our Core

The WW Academy works with a network of collaborators—funders, school districts, and strategic partners— to reinvent the American school of education for today and tomorrow. Learn more about our partners or about our funders.

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We’re a new kind of teacher education program, one that is tailored to your skills and knowledge, focusing on what you need to know and be able to do as a teacher in a real-world classroom. By earning your M.Ed. from the Woodrow Wilson Academy you’ll enter the teaching profession well prepared to meet the challenges of today’s classrooms—and to shape tomorrow’s classrooms, too.

Trustee Fellowship deadline: May 1, 2019

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