New Graduate Program: Teach and Learn in Greece

January 09, 2014

Athens, GreeceWheelock College and the American Community Schools of Athens announce an exciting opportunity for 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 the non-licensure Master's in Educational Studies: International Teaching and Global Studies program provides unique opportunities for you to both pursue personal and professional goals, and work closely with faculty to design your own course of study. You will complete core courses in human development, research, and multiculturalism in addition to a capstone experience, and get paid while working as a teaching assistant in Athens.

ACS Athens is widely recognized as a premier international school that embraces American educational philosophy, principles, and values for students in grades K-12. Its emphasis on holistic, harmonious, and meaningful education is a natural complement to Wheelock's mission of providing transformational education to students passionate about making the world a better place, especially for children and families.

Program Benefits

Students will receive:

  • A stipend to cover living expenses while in Athens, choosing between:
    • 1,000 euros a month, plus assistance finding their own housing in Athens
    • 750 euros a month, with housing and utilities provided by ACS Athens
  • Health insurance
  • Costs associated with getting a work permit and visa
  • Round-trip Boston-Athens economy airfare


Applicants interested in applying to the Educational Studies Master of Science: International Teaching and Global Learning program must possess:

  • A four-year undergraduate degree
  • A valid teacher license in early childhood, elementary, or special education
  • Strong academic credentials

Important Dates

February 5, 2014: Information session to learn about program. 4 p.m., Larsen Alumni Room, Wheelock's Boston Campus. RSVP to 617-879-1114 or
March 1, 2014: Applications due. Finalists for the program will be interviewed by ACS Athens officials via Skype in early March.
June 30, 2014: Summer course held at Wheelock.
August 20, 2014: Students must arrive in Greece.
August 25-29, 2014: Orientation at ACS Athens.

How to Apply

Contact Graduate Admissions:

Learn More about Educational Studies Master's Programs at Wheelock

The self-design feature of Wheelock's Educational Studies Master's degree program provides unique opportunities to pursue personal and professional goals. In addition to the Athens partnership, Wheelock offers a special Educational Studies master's program that includes Peace Corps Service and a completely online Educational Studies master's program focused on teaching STEM subjects.

Visit the Educational Studies master's degree program web page.

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