give a year Partnership: American University School of Education, Teaching and Health
City Year is proud to partner with American University School of Education, Teaching and Health (SETH) through a ground-breaking initiative where City Year alumni and staff can earn their Masters in one of five different cohort-based programs, and a minimum 25% tuition scholarship plus 3 or 6 credits waived for teaching and service in public schools through City Year.
These cohort programs, established specifically for City Year graduates and staff members who want to continue to make a difference in the lives of children and transform public schools, are designed to support American University and City Year’s strong commitment to the DC region and provide tuition support for those who have served in Washington, DC and in other City Year locations across the country.
The faculty of the School of Education, Teaching and Health (SETH)
in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University
are committed to excellence in the professional development of dedicated and proficient teachers, educational leaders, health professionals and researchers. Over the past 10 years, SETH has focused significant energy on the development of partnerships to support teachers in high-need public and public-charter DC schools. Through a number of federal grants over 1,000 DC teachers have participated in subsidized graduate degree programs or graduate-level professional development programs. SETH and AU are committed to working together with the DC community to ensure an equitable and excellent education for all the city’s children.The School of Education, Teaching and Health (SETH) offers the following benefits to City Year corps, alumni and staff:
|Scholarship Amount||Minimum 25% tuition (up to 40-50%, depending on size of incoming City Year cohort; see chart below)|
|Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually||All admitted upon formal acceptance|
|Credits waived for City Year experience||3 or 6 credits, depending on program|
|Application Fee Waiver||Yes |
|2012 Tuition Rates||Total City Year credits||Credits Waived||Regular Tuition |
Approx. 10 Participants
Approx. 20 Participants
|MEd: Educational Policy and Leadership ||30||6||$50,826||$30,540||$25,590||$25,230|
|MAT: ECE, Elementary and Secondary||33||6||$55,023||$33,555||$30,915||$29,685|
|MA Special Education: Learning Disabilities||33||3||$50,826||$33,555||$28,095||$27,705|
Eligibility and Additional Info:
- Minimum 25% tuition scholarships awarded to City Year corps members and alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years. Eligible prospective participants will also need to meet all applicable admissions standards as set forth by the university.
- American University will waive 3 or 6 credits for City Year graduates and staff given their work in urban schools.
- Admitted students will be permitted to defer enrollment by one year if they decide to serve for additional time with City Year before starting their studies.
Eligible Master degree programs are:
- MEd in Curriculum and Instructions (Educational Policy and Leadership track) program: 36-credit program that consists of 30 credits of coursework to be taken in residence, 3 policy internship credits (waived), and 3 credits of coursework waived to reflect work done through service in public schools by City Year participants.
- MAT in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education: 39 credit programs that consist of 33 credits of coursework to be taken in residence, 3 of 6 student teaching credits (waived), and 3 credits of coursework waived to reflect work done through service in public schools by City Year participants.
- The Master of Arts in Special Education: Learning Disabilities program: 36 credit program that consists of 33 credits of coursework to be taken in residence and 3 of 6 internship credits waived to reflect work done through service in public schools by City Year participants.
To view details on each Master degree program for City Year National Service Scholars, click here
. Courses listed in these programs of study may be substituted based on the academic decisions of the University.
Deadline to apply for Fall 2012 enrollment is April 1, 2012 for priority review. Applications received after that end date will be processed on a rolling admissions basis. The application process for City Year corps members, alumni and staff include the submission of:
- Completed online application. To fill out your application, click here.
- Official transcripts (sealed) from any institutions previously attended;
- Official ETS-delivered GRE scores; and
- a Letter of Intent (which can be included in the online application) written by the applicant related to his or her background and career interests.
- Please indicate your City Year experience in your letter of intent as part of the application.
Since City Year corps members, senior corps members, alumni and staff are recommended through City Year, American University will waive the otherwise required application fee and the letters of recommendation.
City Year participants should have completed their year of service before entering this program; however, currently serving corps members are encouraged to apply during their corps year and if accepted, are eligible for all benefits specified above upon successful completion of their corps year.
To verify your City Year affiliation
- City Year applicants seeking to be considered for the give a year scholarship are required to submit a letter verifying their City Year affiliation. Please send an email to Nan Shearer, City Year Alumni & Career Services Manager, at email@example.com with "American University SETH: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line and include the site where you served and dates of service in the email. This letter will be sent to the American University SETH program office and added to your applicant file.
To Contact the Admissions Office
- For questions about the give a year Partnership, please contact Lela Gant, City Year Program Coordinator at School of Education, Teaching & Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-885-3639.
Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. Corps members, alumni and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.
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