Capital Teaching Residency and The New Teacher ProjectDiscounted tuition for participants, alumni, and staff

American University has partnered with Capital Teaching Residency and the TNTP Academy to offer Master degree options to teachers, alumni and staff. CTR and TNTP 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 CTR and TNTP 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

To Apply

The priority deadline to apply for fall enrollment is Feb 1 and the 2 nd deadline is March 1. Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admissions basis until cohorts are filled. The application process for CTR and TNTP participants, alumni and staff include the submission of:

  • 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.

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

TNTP Tuition Comparison*
TNTP/CTR and Standard Tuition Rates
Full Program Tuition Rates for AY 2019* Regular Tuition TNTP/CTR Participant:
TNTP/CTR Participant:
MA in Special Education:
Learning Disabilities (K-12)
$57,035 $32,189 not offered at this time
MAT Early Childhood
(preK-3), Elementary (K-6),
Secondary (7-12)
$53,411 - $64,283 $32,189 $41,781 (Elementary
MEd: Education Policy and
Leadership: Policy Studies Track
or Teacher Leadership Track
$53,411 $32,189 $37,921 (policy studies only)
Graduate Certificate: Administration, Supervision and Leadership (ASL) $31,359 $18,822 not offered at this time

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


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 and ASL Certificate:, 202-885-6900

Special Education:, 202-885-3731

Teacher Education:, 202-885-3746

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