A New Era in Teacher Preparation

Earn Your M.Ed.

The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is reinventing teacher preparation for the schools of today and tomorrow. 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
  • high school chemistry
  • middle and high school mathematics

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.

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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.

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