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 MIT is seeking an imaginative, experienced learning designer to help create a competency-based curriculum at a new graduate school of education.

In partnership with the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, the Woodrow Wilson Academy is launching in September 2018 a unique competency-based teacher education program that  will grant the master’s of education and prepare students for teaching licensure in chemistry, biology, and math. In preparation for the launch year, a team made of learning designers, assessment specialists, STEM faculty, and design fellows (recent college grads studying to become teachers) has been building a curriculum based on “challenges,” or complex problems of teaching practice. Using simulations, games, and other practice spaces, we are designing a teacher preparation program that aims to get teachers ready to tackle the real problems they’ll face in the classrooms of today and tomorrow. If you have a vision for what great learning and teaching look like—and the skills it takes to make it real—please apply to join our work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design blended learning curriculum for STEM preservice teachers
  • Prototype games, simulations, and other learning experiences for preservice teachers
  • Lead and support the capacity building of a design team consisting of design fellows


  • Master’s degree in related fields (e.g. STEM education, Educational Technology, Learning Sciences)  
  • Prior experience of teaching and mentoring K-12 students at formal and/or informal learning spaces
  • Experience creating diverse learning experiences that go beyond online courses (e.g., educational games, hands-on activities, interactive media, etc.)
  • Experience with design thinking methods and iterative design processes
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in learning design

The position is 100% time, reporting to the Director of the TSL, for one year, with potential to renew over the length of the five-year grant period.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.