A New Approach to Education

The Master of Arts in Educational Transformation (MAET) equips professionals with the skills and insights needed to tackle tough problems in urban education and to promote the kinds of transformations that will bring greater opportunity – and justice – to children.

At its core, education is about becoming something or someone new. When a child learns to write, to read, to understand their world, they become a new person, with new skills and new talents. Your interest in education may be as a teacher or an advocate or as a curriculum designer or a policy-maker, but whatever your vision for yourself, our task is to ensure that you have the knowledge and understanding to be successful – and to make a difference in the lives of students.

We are committed to experiential learning through a residency-based model. That means that from the beginning of MAET, you will be working in a field-based setting, tackling real problems and real tasks. Ours is 12-month program, and in that year you will understand the interconnected practices of teaching and policy-making, curricular design and educational leadership. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, you will be exposed to a breadth of knowledge across four fields and an in-depth understanding in your chosen concentration. For students in Learning & Teaching, a second year is dedicated to earning  a teaching license, and during that time you will serve as the teacher-of-record in a classroom, receiving direct guidance and mentoring from clinical faculty members, as well as learning concrete skills to improve your instructional practice through coursework.

We view the education of children as an urgent issue in American life. Chances are, if you’ve read this far, you believe this as well. MAET at Georgetown can help you transform that urgency into knowledge, that commitment into skill, and we’d love to talk with you about your plans!

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