The New Teacher Project and Capital Teaching Residency Master's Degree Options for 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 degrees in the School of Education. 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

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 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;

  • 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 TNTP/CTR applicants.

Full Program Tuition
Rates for AY 2018
Regular Tuition TNTP/CTR participant TNTP/CTR participant
Student Payment
On-the-ground format
Online format
MA in Special Education:
Learning Disabilities (K-12)
$55,370 $31,017 $39,313
MAT Early Childhood(preK-3)**, Elementary (K-6),
Secondary (7-12)
$51,852 $36,815 $36,815 - $40,562
MEd: Education Policy
and Leadership: Policy
Studies Track or Teacher Leadership Track**
$51,852 $32,197 $36,815

*All fees listed above are estimations and may vary depending on the number of cohort participant enrollments and actual increases in annual tuition.
**The MAT Early Childhood Education and MEd Teacher Leadership Track are not currently offered in the online format.


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: | 202-885-6900

Special Education: | 202-885-3731

Teacher Education: | 202-885-3746

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