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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 six degrees in the School of Education, Teaching and Health (SETH) and affiliated schools. 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

  • Masters in Special Education: Learning Disabilities (K-12) (30 credits)

  • Masters in Teaching: Bilingual Education (K-12) (30 credits)
  • Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy (30 credits)

  • Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Policy and Leadership (30 credits)
  • Dual Degree: Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Policy and Leadership (30 credits) and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Masters in Public Policy (MPP) (30 credits)



Please contact:

Lindsay Joy
Senior Administrative Assistant
School of Education, Teaching & Health
tel. 202-885-3786
e-mail: joy@american.edu

Overview of Program Options

MEd Curriculum and Instruction Program

Programs of study

(program courses and semesters)

To Apply

Deadline to apply for Fall enrollment is July 1. Applications will be processed on a rolling admissions basis. 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. 

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

Full Program Tutition Rates for AY 2015*
Regular Tuition TNTP/CTR participant

Student Payment Student Payment
MA Special Education: Learning Disabilities  $55,484 $23,870
 MAT Bilingual 

 $60,215  $28,490
MEd: Literacy $55,484 $23,100
MEd: Educational Policy and Leadership  $55,484 $23,100
 Dual Degree: MEd + MPA or MPP
 $120,166  $58,930

--American University will waive 6 credits for TNTP/CTR affiliated participants for their teaching in public schools.

--TNTP/CTR affiliated participants are eligible for up to six credits of dual enrollment for their work in the TNTP Academy.

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