CAREER BUILDING & EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS

The M.A. in Educational Transformation (MAET) program seeks to ensure that all our graduates have the skills, knowledge and networks needed to translate their Georgetown degree into a career with a rich diversity of options and rewards.  We anticipate that the Residency experience will provide you with an opportunity to master needed work skills and build a network that will provide entry points into Washington, DC’s educational landscape.

For students in the Learning and Teaching concentration, your licensure in either ESL/ELL or Secondary Science will enable you to enter a marketplace where teachers with such credentials are in short supply.  Also, during your time in the MAET program, we will work closely with you to place you as a teacher-of-record in either a charter school in Washington, DC or in a neighborhood District of Columbia Public School (DCPS). According to market research contracted by the Graduate School, the Washington, DC area has the highest average pay of classroom teachers of all cities in the nation, currently averaging $71,250 a year, although starting salaries are lower.

For students within the Advocacy and Policy concentration, the Washington, DC area offers an array of employment possibilities, including school districts, the non-profit sector, U.S. Department of Education, state departments of education, charter school management organizations, Congressional offices and Committee staffs, research-based advocacy groups, teachers unions and higher education.

In addition, you will have at your disposal the full array of Georgetown’s resources  for graduate student placement and career development.  The Cawley Career Education Center provides comprehensive career services to students enrolled in many of Georgetown’s graduate programs. The Cawley Center plays an important role by helping you make connections with employers and find positions suited to your career goals.  A variety of employer presentations, industry-specific programs, workshops, and networking events are designed to help you learn about career fields and enhance your search for internships and jobs. Many of these resources are available to you after you leave Georgetown as well.

Hundreds of employers visit the Georgetown University campus through our career fairs, alumni panels, and company information sessions to speak with students about different career fields and job opportunities. In addition, thousands of job and internship postings across a variety of career fields are available to graduate students online through Hoya Career Connection. Graduate students have the opportunity to make connections with Georgetown’s many successful alumni through the Alumni Career Network, Hoya Gateway, and alumni presentations. For the busy graduate student who finds it difficult to attend live events, the Cawley Career Education Center offers a number of valuable virtual resources to help you to craft a resume, perfect your interview technique, learn about companies, and search for jobs.