Peace Corps Master’s International Programs at Wheelock

Already a Peace Corps Alum?

Wheelock's Coverdell Fellows scholarship program offers paid teaching internships and other benefits to Peace Corps alums.

Learn about the Coverdell Fellows program

This program was discontinued by the Peace Corps in September 2016, so we are no longer enrolling students.

We will continue to enroll students in the Coverdell Fellows Partnership Program for Peace Corps alums.

Wheelock College was proud to partner with the Peace Corps to offer the now-retired Master's International Program, which enabled passionate, idealistic people to earn a Master of Science while also fulfilling their Peace Corps service.

Students could decide between an M.S. in Educational Studies, which allows several areas of specialization working with children, youth and families, or an M.S. in Integrated Elementary and Special Education, which prepares students to be teachers and leads to two Massachusetts Educator Licenses: Elementary Education (grades 1-6) and Teacher of Student with Moderate Disability (PreK-grade 8).

Why Wheelock?

  • Peace Corps service was an integral part of our academic program.
  • Wheelock's mission to improve the lives of children and families is in close alignment with the Peace Corps mission.
  • Wheelock is engaged in a variety of international initiatives, including service learning trips, a master's program where students teach in Greece or China for a year, and an international visiting scholars program.
  • Tuition for courses completed while in Peace Corps service (8 credits over 2 years) was waived.

The MI programs were intended for individuals passionate about working with children, youth and families in a variety of settings, as well as those interested in being prepared as teachers. Settings included:

  • Schools and afterschool programs
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • International agencies
  • Community agencies
  • Publishing companies
  • Advocacy agencies
  • Museums
  • Government offices

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