About the Degree Program
The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is reinventing teacher education for the 21st century. The Academy offers a competency-based master’s degree in education leading towards an initial teacher license at the secondary level in the following areas:
- high school biology (through the Amgen Biology Program)
- high school chemistry
- middle or high school mathematics
Teacher candidates progress through a problem-based, individualized, adaptive curriculum by mastery of core competencies. Teacher candidates become eligible for graduation and initial licensure when they demonstrate proficiency in all of the competencies through completion of the challenges, fulfilled requisite clinical experiences, and satisfied Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ initial licensure requirements, including passing the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).
Students will experience the challenge-based curriculum in a blended environment including online, face-to-face, and clinical education. The Academy offers clinical experiences in local public schools, as well as mentoring and professional development opportunities for its graduates. The WW Academy has established relationships with the school districts of Burlington, Cambridge, Natick, Revere, and Somerville.
STEM Licensure Program Details
The Woodrow Wilson Academy prepares talented, committed individuals with background in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—to succeed in the diverse classrooms of today, and to shape and lead the schools of tomorrow.
- competency-based preparation
- master’s degree (M.Ed.)
- teacher licensure in biology, chemistry, and mathematics education
- extensive preparation for teaching in secondary schools
- support and mentoring throughout the program