Career Building & Employment Prospects
MAET 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. For our students, the residency experience is perhaps the most valuable element of the program, allowing you to master needed work skills and build a network that will provide entry points into the DC educational landscape.
For students in Learning & Teaching, 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, and your time in the program as a teacher-of-record will give you a leg up in post-graduate placements. According to market research through the Graduate School 0f Arts & Sciences, the DC area has the highest average pay of classroom teachers in the nation, currently averaging $71,250 a year.
For students in Advocacy & Policy, DC offers an array of employment possibilities, including school districts, the nonprofit sector, the US Department of Education, state departments, charter school management organizations, Congressional offices and committee staffs, research-based advocacy groups, teachers unions, and higher education.
For students in both concentrations, 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 throughout the university, playing 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, and many of these resources are also available to you an alumnus.
Hundreds of employers visit the Georgetown campus through our career fairs, alumni panels, and company information sessions; in addition, thousands of job and internship postings are available to graduate students online through Hoya Career Connection. Graduate students have the opportunity to make connections with alumni through the Alumni Career Network, Hoya Gateway, and alumni presentations, and Cawley offers a number of valuable in-person and virtual resources to help you to craft a resume, perfect your interview technique, learn about companies, and search for jobs.