A New Approach to Education

The M.A. in Educational Transformation (MAET) program 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 her world, she becomes 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. 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 the MAET program, you will be working in a field-based setting, working through real problems and real tasks. Ours is 12-month program, beginning in July and ending the following June. In those 12 months, you will understand the inter-connected 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. After the residency year in the Learning and Teaching concentration, a second year is dedicated to earning  a teaching license. During the second year, you will be 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. Georgetown’s M.A. in Educational Transformation (MAET) program can help you transform that urgency into knowledge, that commitment into skill. Contact us today for more information.

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