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School of Education

The American University School of Education is currently accepting graduate applications!


Raise Your Hand for Equity in Education


Teacher shortages, lack of diversity, outdated policies, inequitable access - learn how to be a part of the evolution of the education system at the American University School of Education.

First Ed.D Cohort of Antiracist Changemakers

Members of the Ed.D. Cohort 1 pose in front of the American University entrance sign.

Believed to be one of the first of its kind to focus on antiracism, the “practice-oriented” doctoral program in education policy and leadership launched in August of 2019, with the first cohort commencing in May of 2022. The program offers aspiring education leaders a pathway to disrupting and transforming U.S. education systems. Associate dean Dr. Corbin Campbell said, “Antiracism and social justice were woven into every course from the start. Some schools have a course or two or developed a curriculum later, but I think we were the first.” Read about the impact these cohort members are already having on the education field.

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Grant Awarded for Educator Preparation Program

Grow Your Own grantAmerican University’s School of Education was awarded the 2022 Educator Preparation ‘Grow Your Own’ program grant in support of the Teacher Pipeline Project from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, DC. SOE’s dual enrollment program, implemented over the last four years, introduces DC high school students to education. Our Teaching Fellows Program fully supports DC students who want to pursue a degree in teaching, and DCPS has agreed to hire our Teaching Fellows, meaning that they have a job upon graduation. The impact is already being felt as more than 20 DC public and public charter high school students have successfully completed our AU education courses and six Teaching Fellows are in their freshman and sophomore years at AU.

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The SEL Summer Institute: Integrating SEL to Create Supportive and Positive School Communities, August 3-5, 2022. Cambridge, Mass. @ The Harvard Graduate School of Education

SOE Presents at SEL Institute

Dr. William Thomas presented at the institute on social emotional learning.


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AU Education Minors Place First in DHS Competition

Video and tools to prevent targeted violence and terrorism for grades 1-6

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Meghan Seril

Training Teachers in Education Policy & Research With Teach Plus

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Students and faculty in front of the American University entrance

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism at AU SOE

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  • Education Minors Win DHS Award. AU students and alum created tools to prevent targeted violence. Read more [July 1, 2022]
  • Dan Ceaser, MAT '03, was appointed to the Alumni Council of the Harvard Graduate School of Education for the next four years [June 22, 2022]
  • Hyun Lee, SOE doctoral student, was awarded the 2022 Joe Montano Award for championing the empowerment of Asian American communities in Virginia [May 22, 2022]
  • This fall, Lisa L. Daniels will be a founding history teacher at the Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School as she continues as a doctoral student in SOE [May 19, 2022]