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Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington Master's degree options for AISGW participants

American University has partnered with The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington to offer Master degree options to AISGW affiliated participants who will be able to choose from three degrees in AU's School of Education (SOE). These programs are built on a cohort-based design, include discounted tuition for AISGW participants, and are designed for those participants who want to make a lasting positive difference in the lives of children and engage in transformative education policy and practice.

Overview of Program Options


AISGW Tuition Comparison*
Full Program Tuition Rates AY2019* Regular Tuition AISGW
On-the-Ground Rate
Online Rate
MA in Special Education:
Learning Disabilities (K-12)
$57,035 $32,189 not offered at this time
MAT Early Childhood
(preK-3), Elementary (K-6),
Secondary (7-12)
$53,411 - $64,283 $32,189 $41,781 (Elementary
MEd: Education Policy and
Leadership: Policy Studies Track
or Teacher Leadership Track
$53,411 $32,189 $37,921 (policy studies only)
Graduate Certificate: Administration, Supervision and Leadership (ASL) $31,359 $18,822 not offered at this time

*All fees listed above are estimations and may vary depending on the number of cohort participant enrollments and actual increases in annual tuition.

Take Action!

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 and ASL Certificate:, 202-885-6900

Special Education:, 202-885-3731

Teacher Education:, 202-885-3746

Informational webinars will also be offered in fall and early winter.



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