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George Mason University School of Education

City Year is proud to partner with George Mason University's School of Education, the largest, most comprehensive graduate school of education in Virginia, offering 25% tuition discounts for the Transformative Teaching program.

George Mason University’s School of Education offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarships

Up to two eligible City Year applicants will receive a 25% tuition discount (per credit hour) that is renewable in subsequent years for up to five years. The scholarship and corresponding benefits can only be applied to the Master of Education in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in Transformative Teaching.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

The scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid depending on the academic strength of their application.

Additional benefit

Application fee waiver

Why City Year loves George Mason University’s School of Education

The School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, graduate students enroll in the School of Education’s innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, learning design and technology and a renowned Ph.D. in education program that is among the largest in the country. The college is a nationally recognized leader in educator preparation, special education, counseling and school leadership and is home to seven centers engaged in groundbreaking research.

The Transformative Teaching program is a 30-credit cohort master’s degree in curriculum and instruction for certified classroom teachers and other educators at all grade levels and content areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to support the development of educators to be highly-skilled, reflective teacher leaders who are inspired and prepared to create empowering learning environments that meet the diverse needs of all students.

To apply

Visit School of Education’s admissions page to learn more about the application process and apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

To identify your City Year affiliation, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “GMU Transformative Teaching: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and dates of service. This letter will be emailed back to you to upload to your online application.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship, please email Dr. Elizabeth DeMulder, academic program coordinator of the Transformative Teaching program, at and state your affiliation with City Year and reference our partnership.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (703) 993-2892 or email with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums 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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