Wheelock offers life-changing Master’s programs that produce graduates who are in demand locally, regionally, and nationally.
- Birth to Three: Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist
This innovative program is designed for professionals interested in the in-depth study of infant and toddler behavior and development, learning environments, and curriculum development for infant, toddler, and family-supported programs in a variety of settings.
- Child Life and Family Centered Care
The first program of its kind, and according to many organizations, the best of its kind, the program prepares Child Life and Child Health and Development Specialists through a rigorous mix of coursework and clinical placements at many of Boston’s esteemed medical centers. We also offer the Child Life Continuing Student master’s degree option for Wheelock undergraduates who meet certain criteria.
- Early Childhood Education
Internationally recognized as a leader in preparing early childhood educators—and the only private institution in Massachusetts whose programs are state approved and nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)—Wheelock offers programs that address the social, emotional, and intellectual development of children through an inclusive, multicultural context.
- Educational Studies
Providing an exceptional opportunity to construct a course of learning aligned with your unique academic and professional interests, this non-licensure program enables you to work closely with Wheelock’s renowned faculty to build knowledge and skills applicable to work in a variety of settings. Graduates have gone on to head up public and private schools, establish afterschool programs, and develop educational curricula at camps, museums and in many foreign countries.
- Integrated Elementary and Special Education
Wheelock recognizes the need for elementary education teachers who also have the skills and knowledge to work with special needs students, a population that has been steadily increasing in traditional classrooms. This unique program prepares teachers for both roles, enabling them to work in a complex learning environment while supporting the individualized needs of each student.
- Language and Literacy Studies
Recognizing that literacy skills are the foundation upon which all knowledge is built, Wheelock offers multiple graduate programs with a distinctive multicultural and urban orientation. Coursework in language acquisition, literature, and pedagogy is combined with real-world experience.
- Nonprofit Leadership
An ideal program for successful field staff and case managers who want to rise to the challenge of organizational management, and assume leadership of decisions on people, processes, and budgets, and how to best affect change. Many organizations provide financial support to employees enrolled in this Wheelock program, which produces strong leaders who understand how to promote civic engagement, social justice and build community connections and support.
- Master of Social Work
Unique in its strength-based emphasis (building on individual, family, and organizational strengths, rather than identifying and attempting to correct weaknesses), Wheelock’s MSW is community-based, family-centered, and grounded in partnerships with local organizations. Demand for program graduates has remained high for more than two decades.
- Social Work/Nonprofit Leadership Dual Degree
To meet the need for qualified human services administrators, Wheelock developed a dual degree program that helps individuals who have proven their ability to work with individuals and families, take the next step in their careers. The program places significant emphasis on experiential learning and strong organizational leadership skills.
- Teacher of Reading (Reading Specialist)
This program is designed specifically for educators who already possess initial licensure and now want to become licensed reading specialists or classroom teachers capable of providing reading and writing instruction in multilingual and multicultural settings. The program emphasizes literacy development, assessment, and advocacy.