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School of Education Partnerships

The School of Education partners with local, regional and national organizations to increase access to higher education. These partnerships offer 29% tuition scholarships for partner members and are designed for students who want to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of children and engage in transformative education policy and practice.

Meet Our Partners

The American University School of Education has partnered with The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington to offer graduate degree options to AISGW affiliated participants. The graduate programs 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. Students affiliated with the AISGW enrolled in a SOE graduate degree programs will also receive a tuition discount.

Degree Program Options:

The following programs are included in this partnership:

To Apply

Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admissions basis until cohorts are filled. Deadlines for programs can be found on the SOE Admissions page. AISGW members will have the following application requirements waived: 

  • 1 letter of recommendation*
  • $55.00 application fee

This partnership offers a 29% tuition scholarship.

*EdD students must submit 3 letters of recommendation. 

American University has partnered with Capital Teaching Residency and the TNTP Academy to offer graduate 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.

Degree Program Options:

To Apply

Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admissions basis until cohorts are filled. Deadlines for programs can be found on the SOE Admissions page. CTR and TNTP participants will have the following application requirements waived: 

  • $55.00 application fee

This partnership offers a 29% tuition scholarship.

American University has partnered with City Year to offer discounted tuition to City Year corps members, alumni and staff coursework is designed for those participants who want to make a lasting positive impact in the lives of children and engage in transformative education policy and practice.

Degree Program Options:

To Apply

Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admissions basis until cohorts are filled. Deadlines for programs can be found on the SOE Admissions page. City Year participants will have the following application requirements waived: 

  • $55.00 application fee

City Year participants should have completed their year of service before entering the program. However, currently serving corps members are encouraged to apply during their corps year. 

This partnership offers a 29% tuition scholarship.

The American University School of Education has partnered with Communities in Schools to offer graduate degree options to affiliated participants. The graduate programs 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. Students affiliated with the Communities in Schools organization and enrolled in the School of Education graduate degree programs will also receive a tuition discount.

Degree Program Options:

To Apply

Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admissions basis until cohorts are filled. Deadlines for programs can be found on the SOE Admissions page. Communities in Schools participants will have the following application requirements waived: 

  • 1 letter of recomendation*
  • $55.00 application fee

This partnership offers a 29% tuition scholarship.

*EdD students must submit 3 letters of recommendation. 

American University has partnered with the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program to offer graduate degree options to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs). The programs are built on a cohort-based design, include discounted tuition for Coverdell Fellows, and are designed for those participants who want to engage in transformative education policy and practice.

Degree Program Options:

To Apply

Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admissions basis until cohorts are filled. Deadlines for programs can be found on the SOE Admissions page. RPCVs will have the following application requirements waived: 

  • 1 letter of recommendation*
  • $55.00 application fee

This partnership offers a 29% tuition scholarship.

*EdD students must submit 3 letters of recommendation. 

American University School of Education is proud to partner with Teach for America (TFA) as part of a joint effort to confront educational inequity. This partnership was created to offer graduate degrees at reduced tuition rates to Teach For America corps members, alumni, and staff. In partnership with TFA, the School of Education will continue to make strides and meaningful progress in educational outcomes within the United States and abroad.

Degree Program Options:

To Apply

Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admissions basis until cohorts are filled. Deadlines for programs can be found on the SOE Admissions page. TFA participants will have the following application requirements waived: 

  • $55.00 application fee

This partnership offers a 29% tuition scholarship.

The American University School of Education has partnered with Urban Teachers to offer graduate degree options to affiliated participants. The graduate programs 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. Students affiliated with the Urban Teachers organization and enrolled in the School of Education graduate degree programs will also receive a tuition discount.

Degree Program Options:

To Apply

Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admissions basis until cohorts are filled. Deadlines for programs can be found on the SOE Admissions page. Urban Teacher participants will have the following application requirements waived: 

  • 1 letter of recommendation*
  • $55.00 application fee

This partnership offers a 29% tuition scholarship.

*EdD students must submit 3 letters of recommendation. 

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