About the WW Graduate School

The Woodrow Wilson Graduate School of Teaching & Learning, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is reinventing American teacher preparation.
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Take Teaching in a New Direction.

The WW Graduate School program offers a new kind of master’s degree in education.


Graduate School History

The Woodrow Wilson Graduate School of Teaching & Learning was launched by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in 2015 as the WW Academy. 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 Graduate School 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.
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  • Summer 2015 WW Academy launched in collaboration with MIT
  • September 2017 Design Fellows begin a yearlong process of refining the M.Ed. program
  • Spring 2017 First faculty are hired in math and science
  • October 2017 Approved as degree-granting institution
  • Fall 2018 The inaugural class begins the program
  • Summer 2019 WW Academy becomes WW Graduate School; First candidates graduate


Collaboration is at Our Core

The WW Graduate School 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 and more about our funders.

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Graduates of the WW Graduate School earn an M.Ed. and are recommended for teacher licensure. You’ll be placed in a real classroom while you complete coursework personalized to what you know and can do.

Change teaching. Change learning. Change the world.

Now accepting applications for fall 2020 enrollment.
Admission deadlines: Dec. 6, 2019 | March 2, 2020

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