Master of Science in Educational Studies
Students seeking a flexible program that will allow them to tailor their studies around their own academic and professional interests and goals should consider Wheelock's Educational Studies program. This program is designed for students in a wide range of educational careers, including public and private schools, museums, after-school programs, resource centers, and camps, and other educational organizations that work with children and families.
In this non-licensure program, you will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty to design your own course of study. For example, you may choose to focus on elementary education; special education; parenting education; or a particular area such as assessment, behavior management, or curriculum development.
All students complete core courses in human development, research methods, and multiculturalism, in addition to a capstone experience at the end of the program. The Educational Studies program places special emphasis on scholarship, and field experience is optional.
Students who already have an initial educator licensure may be able to advance it to professional status by using their elective credits in this program to complete one of Wheelock's 12-credit course clusters: Special Education, Reading, or ESL/ELL.
This program consists of a minimum of 30 credits and may be completed in as few as 12 months of full-time enrollment. Students may also choose to complete it on a part-time basis.