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Spring Valley Building - 4th Floor

Julie Sara M. Boyd
MAT Program Director
jboyd@american.edu
202-885-3727

Traci Dennis
Undergraduate Program Director
tdennis@american.edu

202-885-8964

Caryn Ash
Field Placement Coordinator

ash@american.edu
202-885-3715

Graduate Assistant
teachered@american.edu
202-885-3746

Program Overview

In the Teacher Education Program you will:

  • Interact and learn from outstanding faculty known in the academic community for generating ground-breaking ideas for the improvement of education and instruction.
  • Take interesting and progressive classes in a small, individual-focused setting while be surrounded by students who share your interests in education and build a network of resources for your future.
  • Use DC as your classroom, as you experience the many educational opportunities that are found right in our city.
  • Participate in diverse field experiences in DC Public Schools and throughout the DC Metro Area.

Please see more about degree programs, resources, students, and alums at our Undergraduate and Graduate program overview pages.

Undergraduate programs:

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Contact Us

Julie Sara M. Boyd, Gray 117
jboyd@american.edu,
202-885-3727
Director, Teacher Education

Amy Simonsen, Gray 111
simonsen@american.edu
202-885-3715
Field Placement Coordinator

Graduate Assistant, Gray 113
teachered@american.edu 
202-885-3746

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Program Video

Danielle Goldberg

Get a look inside the Master's in Teaching Program. Faculty, program alumni and current students say what sets this program apart.

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