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Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have about our programs. We can connect you with current students, alumni or set up a visit so you can meet with professors or sit in on a class.


Bilingual Education

MA or Certificate in Bilingual Education with concentrations in:

  • International Training and Education
  • Teacher Education
Questions: Please contact bilingual@american.edu or 202-885-3731


Curriculum and Instruction

MED or Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction with concentrations in:
  • Educational Policy and Leadership
  • Global Literacy
  • Literacy
Questions: Please contact curriculum@american.edu or 202-885-6900


Health Promotion

BS in Health Promotion

Minor in Health Promotion

Combined BS in Health Promotion and MS in Health Promotion Management

MS in Health Promotion Management with concentrations in:

  • Corporate Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Communication
  • Health Policy
  • Nutrition Education
Questions: Please contact healthfitness@american.edu or 202-885-6254


International Training and Education (ITEP)

MA in International Training and Education with concentrations in:

  • International Development Education
  • International Exchange and Study Abroad
  • Global Education
  • Global Health
Questions: Please contact itep@american.edu or 202-885-6279


Nutrition Education

MS or Certificate in Nutrition Education

Questions: Please contact healthfitness@american.edu or 202-885-6254


Special Education

Minor in Special Education

Combined BA in Elementary or Secondary Education and MA in Special Education

MA in Special Education: Learning Disabilities

Questions: Please contact specialed@american.edu or 202-885-3731


Teacher Education

BA in Elementary Education

BA in Secondary Education

Minor in Education Studies

Combined BA and MAT

MAT or Certificate in Teaching with concentrations in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education (English, social studies, math, biology, chemistry and physics)
  • K-12 Education (health and physical education, foreign language, studio arts and performing arts)
  • Bilingual Education
  • ESOL
Questions: Please contact teachered@american.edu or 202-885-3746


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College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs Information Request Form

Contact us directly or us the this information request form to learn more about our graduate-level programs.



What should I include in my statement of purpose? 

When preparing the statement of purpose, candidates should address the following:

  • Describe how your previous professional, educational, and personal experience inform your decision to apply to this program

  • Describe what you think you will gain from your participation in this program and your goals after completion

  • Identify any specific elements of the program that attract you