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Master Degree Options for AISGW

American University has partnered with The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington to offer Master degree options to AISGW affiliated participants who will be able to choose from three degrees in AU’s School of Education (SOE). These programs are built on a cohort-based design, include discounted tuition for AISGW participants, and are designed for those participants who want to make a lasting positive difference in the lives of children and engage in transformative education policy and practice.

Overview of Program Options


To Apply

The priority deadline to apply for fall enrollment is Feb 1 and the 2nd deadline is March 1. Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admissions basis until cohorts are filled. The application process for AISGW participants:

  • Click here to complete the online application
  • Official transcripts (sealed) from any institutions previously attended;

  • Special Education and MAT Candidates must submit passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Exam (CORE) electronically using code 5007

  • a Letter of Intent (which is included in the online application) written by the applicant related to his or her background and career interests.

  • one letter of recommendation

SOE will waive the application fee and one letter of recommendation for AISGW applicants.


Full Program Tuition Rates for AY 2017*
Regular Tuition AISGW participant

Student Payment Student Payment
MA in Special Education:
Learning Disabilities
(K-12)
(30 credits)
$59,418 $29,550
MAT Early Childhood (preK-3), Elementary (K-6), Secondary (7-12)
(30-33 credits)

$54,393-$64,269 $35,142 - $38,730
MEd: Education Policy and
Leadership: Policy Studies Track or Teacher Leadership Track
(30 credits)
$49,368 $31,173
*All fees listed above are estimations and may vary depending on the number of cohort participant enrollments and actual increases in annual tuition.


Take Action!

AU Program Graduate Assistants and Program Directors are here to answer your questions! Ask us about:

  • Degree program content
  • Setting up a visit to a class
  • Partnership benefits

Educational Policy: edpolicy@american.edu | 202-885-6900

Special Education: specialed@american.edu | 202-885-3731

Teacher Education: teachered@american.edu | 202-885-3746

Informational webinars will also be offered in fall and early winter - Learn More

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