Wheelock partners with a variety of institutions to broaden the educational options for our graduate students. Many of these partnerships encourage service or create opportunities to incorporate international experiences into graduate study.
Wheelock's education programs have a distinct multicultural and urban orientation, which is strengthened by our partnership with the Boston and Brookline public school districts. In addition to providing our students with extensive and varied classroom experiences, this partnership has resulted in creation of a special program designed to support the districts' commitment to improve literacy instruction in multilingual urban schools. Our special Reading Specialist Master's program allows qualified BPS and Brookline teachers to earn Massachusetts licensure as a reading specialist for grades k-12, at a discounted tuition rate.
This special partnership is designed to develop emerging leaders at nonprofit organizations that are focused on civic engagement and social justice. Incoming graduate students in the Nonprofit Leadership program who have completed previous service in an Americorps organization are eligible for $2,500 scholarships.
Wheelock master's students who have spent a year working as mentors and tutors with City Year or Americorps are eligible for Alumni Scholarships that provide a 25-percent overall tuition discount. Up to five scholarships are awarded annually.
Wheelock College has teamed up with the Peace Corps to offer the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program partnership, an initiative that provides graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who are serving in a high-need area. Selected fellows accepted into either Wheelock's Integrated Elementary and Special Education master's program or our Nonprofit Leadership master's program are eligible for a tuition discount or credit waiver, as well as other benefits. Wheelock's partnership with the Peace Corps began in 2013 with the Peace Corps Master's International, a program that was discontinued by the Peace Corps in fall 2016. See a world map featuring Wheelock students and their Peace Corps service sites.
International Teaching Opportunities
This partnership with the American Community Schools of Athens allows certified teachers to gain valuable teaching experience and earn a master's degree while having an adventure in the seat of learning: Athens, Greece. The self-design feature of this non-licensure Educational Studies Master's provides unique opportunities for you to both pursue personal and professional goals, and work closely with faculty to design your own course of study.
This partnership with ELFA Preschool & Childcare, one of Asia's premier educational organizations, offers Early Education and Care (EEC) certified teachers to earn a master's degree while gaining experience in the burgeoning field of international teaching. This specially designed Educational Studies Master's program combines advanced course work with the opportunity of a lifetime to live in a global city—Shanghai or Chengdu, China—with a paid, teaching placement in a bi-lingual preschool.