Graduate Academic Programs
What you do matters make it matter more. Helping even one person overcome a problem is important. But if you want to address bigger, systemic issues, and challenge the status quo, come to Wheelock. Our faculty are scholar-practitioners with a first-hand understanding of the knowledge and skills required to make real change happen. You’ll also benefit from Wheelock’s emphasis on human development, multicultural perspectives, and action research projects.
Wheelock’s graduate programs let you tailor your studies to fit your life and your goals. We have options that allow you to study full-time, part-time, on-campus, off-campus, or online. Combine one of our life-changing master’s degree programs with a specialized, 12-credit graduate certificate or take either type of program on its own.
Our goal is to help you acquire new knowledge and skills that can be put to use immediately to address challenges or enhance the impact of your work with children, families, and organizations.
Master’s Degree Programs
Graduate Certificate Programs
Indicates the certificate is a Massachusetts state-approved program designed to be used to move an initial teaching license in early childhood education, elementary education, special education, moderate disabilities, or English as a Second Language to professional status when all other state requirements are met. Note: These certificates do not lead to a new initial license without a practicum or additional MTELs.
Off-Campus Options for a Wheelock Education
We make it easier to get a Wheelock education by offering some of our renowned programs in off-campus locations.
- Visit the Off-Campus Programs page to learn what’s currently being offered or to request that Wheelock consider offering a program in your area.
Non-Matriculated Students/Adult Learners
If you are interested in taking a class or two to stay on top of your profession, to get to know Wheelock, to earn credits, or just to learn something new, we welcome you to our non-matriculated students program.
- Visit the Take a Course page to browse current grad courses and register.
- Visit the Adult and Professional Programs page to see non-credit workshops, conferences, and other learning opportunities.
Wheelock partners with the Peace Corps and a variety of other 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 graduate courses of study are organized within two schools and their related departments.