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Graduate School Partners List


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Search our complete list of graduate school partners who offer TFA corps members and alumni benefits after they complete their time in the corps. These schools are in addition to the partnerships that many TFA regions hold with local graduate schools that provide training and courses to current corps members.

For additional information about degrees in educational leadership, principal certification, and fellowships offered across the country please visit the School Leadership Programs Page

Washington, D.C.

American University


  • Offers both on-campus and online degrees for TFA corps members and alumni nationwide
  • Application fee waived
  • Recommendations for application waived
  • 29% tuition discount

Teach For America and ASU are dedicated to retaining Teach For America alumni in Arizona and attracting corps alumni from across the country to take on leadership roles as advocates for children in this state. Since 2007, ASU has offered five fellowships annually to Teach For America alumni, enabling them to pursue graduate degrees in educational leadership from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

  • The program is a closed cohort structure. This means a cohort of students begin each fall and stay together for the duration of the program. You are bonded – and that has some huge benefits.
  • Our program consists of five courses and an integrated curriculum. We do not teach topic-specific classes, instead we blend key concepts throughout the five semesters. We use a Problem-Based Learning approach to deliver our curriculum. Each course is 6-credits, and we meet on Thursday evenings and one Saturday a month.
  • Online/On-campus master’s for corps members, alumni, and staff nationwide
  • Ed.M. in Curriculum and Teaching, which offers seven different specialized content tracks
  • 33% tuition discount
  • Tuition discount can be applied to any of the other online and Boston-based graduate programs within the College, including the popular Ed.M. program in higher education administration
  • One-year MPA offers a unique blend of rigorous coursework, professional development and international study, all delivered in a June-May schedule.
  • A three-month consultancy where students can, for example, work for the Department of Education at Washington, D.C. 
  • Two-year deferral and waiver of deferral deposit and application fee.
  • In order to receive an application fee waiver please contact
  • The deadline to apply is February 12, 2019. We will move to rolling admissions after that date.

The program integrates research, theory and practice to provide students with foundational concepts and core skills in such areas as data analysis and data-based decision making, economic theory and its application in the realm of urban education policy analysis, urban politics and education, human development in an urban education context, and urban demographics.

  • Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy awards alumni of Teach for America who enroll in any of the master’s programs at Heinz College a minimum scholarship of 50% of tuition per semester. 
  • To learn more, prospective students can connect with us today or learn more about the application process.  You may also email David Eber, the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, directly at or 412-268-3347.
  • Application fee waived for current corps members
  • Two-year deferral offered
  • Up to four $5,000 annual scholarships to TFA alumni
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