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Admissions and Application to the WW Academy

The master’s degree program at the WW Academy is specially designed to meet the needs of today’s—and tomorrow’s—classrooms. Learn the skills needed to lead today’s classroom as you work toward an initial teaching license in middle or high school STEM fields. The competency-based M.Ed. program focuses on real-world outcomes and makes the most of the way individual learners learn.

The 2019 application deadlines are January 31 and March 15. Applications are accepted online only. Admissions to the WW Academy happens on a rolling basis and includes a virtual interview. Check out the video below for more on the items needed for your application.


As a teacher candidate in the WW Academy master’s in education program, you’ll learn in the same way you’re going to teach—differently. The M.Ed. program prepares teachers to succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s classrooms by teaching you to think like a designer as you solve the real problems educators face. Unlike traditional teacher education programs, the WW Academy’s M.Ed. is

  • Competency-based: you’ll progress through an individualized curriculum based on your existing skills and knowledge.
  • Self-paced: instead of being determined by a set number of credit hours, the curriculum and pace adapt to meet your learning needs.
  • Challenge-based: you’ll learn, practice, and master the teacher competencies through “challenges.” The challenge curriculum is based on real-world issues teachers face in the classroom.
  • Project-based: the WW Academy believes in the power of hands on learning, so rather than papers and presentations, you’ll work through and submit your challenge solutions as projects.
  • Clinical-based: you’ll begin practicing in real and simulated classrooms and out-of-school learning spaces right away, getting your practice out of the abstract and into the reality.

Teacher candidates become eligible for graduation and initial licensure when they demonstrate that they have attained proficiency in all of the competencies, fulfilled requisite clinical experiences, and satisfied Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ initial licensure requirements.

Tuition for the M.Ed. program is set at $27,000, with financial assistance available. Learn more. Eligible WW Academy applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, and career changers who have majored in, or have earned 30 or more college-level credits in, one or more of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math). Learn more.

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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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