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Master Degree Options for TNTP/CTR Participants, Alumni and Staff

American University has partnered with TNTP Academy and the Capital Teaching Residency (TNTP/CTR) to offer Master degree options to TNTP/CTR teachers, alumni and staff. TNTP/CTR affiliated participants will be able to choose from degrees in the School of Education. These programs are built on a cohort-based design, include discounted tuition for TNTP/CTR participants, and are designed for those participants who want to continue to make a difference in the lives of children and transform public schools.

Overview of Program Options

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: | 202-885-6900

Special Education: | 202-885-3731

Teacher Education: | 202-885-3746

Informational webinars will also be offered in fall and early winter.

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 TNTP/CTR participants, alumni and staff include the submission of:

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

  • Official ETS-delivered GRE scores for MEd Candidates: please send electronically using GRE school code: 8439 (no department code).

  • 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. 

SOE will waive the application fee and the letters of recommendation requirement for TNTP/CTR applicants.

Full Program Tuition Rates for AY 2016*
Regular Tuition TNTP/CTR participant

Student Payment Student Payment
MA Special Education $57,480 $25,050
MAT: Bilingual Education**
$62,245 $30,870
MEd: Policy Studies $47,702 $24,090
MEd: Teacher Leadership  $47,702 $24,090


—American University will waive 6 credits for TNTP/CTR affiliated participants for their teaching in public schools for the MAT and MA programs.

TNTP/CTR affiliated participants are offered up to 6 credits for their work in the TNTP Academy.

**The Bilingual Education program is currently under review and no new students will be admitted to this program in academic year 2016-2017.

*All fees listed above are estimations and may vary depending on the number of cohort participant enrollments and actual increases in annual tuition.