Master of Science in Education: Educational Studies (Teach For America)
As part of our ongoing, shared mission to eliminate inequality in education, the School of Education collaborates with the Teach For America alternative certification program to offer an accelerated, online Master of Science in Educational Studies program for those already working full time in high-need classrooms across America. The comprehensive program format not only complies with INTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards, but aligns with TFA’s Teaching as Leadership rubric and includes outcomes that demonstrate transformational teaching and leadership.
Develop classroom skills as teacher leaders in order to encourage significant academic gains among underserved student populations. Earn a master’s degree from a world-renowned research university in a unique blended cohort model that includes coursework aligned with teaching experience, combined with mentoring and supervision in a completely online environment. Benefit from School of Education resources and expertise, and build a global professional network with expert faculty and highly qualified colleagues.
Teach For America corps members and alumni who have completed the TFA Summer Institute within the past 5 years and are currently employed as teachers receive a waiver for nine credits of the fully online 39-credit Master of Science of Education Studies program.
NOTE: The application for the Fall 2017 cohort is now CLOSED for all regions except for TFA Miami & Cleveland. Any applications received from other regions will be reviewed for the Fall 2018 cohort. The 2018 cohort application will open in Fall 2017.
PROGRAM COST AND PAYMENT
REDUCED PROGRAM COSTS
- SOE is waiving the first nine credits of the program in recognition of the work students engage in at the TFA Summer Institute, thereby reducing the required number of credits in the overall program to 30 from 39.
- SOE offers deferred out-of-pocket payments for students earning AmeriCorps vouchers up to the amount of the AmeriCorps voucher for each school year (estimated $5,775* per year for the 2017 cohort).
- The 2017-2018 tuition rate of $785 per credit is frozen for the duration of the two-year program plan.
- Waiver of application fee ($80) and registration fee ($150) per semester for the duration of the two-year program plan.
*Subject to change
SAMPLE COST BREAKDOWN FOR FALL 2017 COHORT
Portfolio fee: $1,000*
Graduation fee: $175
Program cost, less estimated 2017 AmeriCorps funding: $13,125*
*Subject to change
AVAILABILITY OF FINANCIAL AID AND PAYMENT PLANS
SOE offers flexible payment plans that allow you to pay the remaining tuition costs over time (semester, yearlong, program-long) rather than all at once.
Enrollees in the School of Education’s Teach For America Master of Science of Education Studies program may be eligible for a federal TEACH Grant. The TEACH grant is a federally funded program that many of our candidates can take advantage of. Please note that the School of Education is not responsible for administering this grant.
The program requires a commitment of four years of teaching, beginning upon completion of the master’s program.
Students may apply for federal financial aid to support their educational costs. To learn more, visit the SOE financial aid website.