Yale M.A. in Urban Education Studies

Application Checklist

Admissions deadline: December 15

Submit a completed online application by December 15 (www.yale.edu/graduateschool/admissions/application.html):

  1. Three letters of recommendation:
    • one letter that explicitly addresses your subject knowledge in the area you wish to teach
    • two letters that speak to why you would make an effective urban teacher
  2. Test scores:
    • GRE General Test scores, reported to Yale at 3987, and entered into the Standardized Tests page
    • Praxis II (subject area test) scores, reported to Yale at 3987, and entered into the Standardized Tests page
    • Praxis I test scores reported to Yale at 3987, or Praxis I waiver eligibility entered into the Standardized Tests page
    • If you are not a native English speaker, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  3. Three uploaded documents (prompts are found within the online application):
    • Personal Statement
    • Urban Teaching Essay
    • Resume
  4. Uploaded transcripts from every university attended
  5. Application fee. Participants in the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers and recipients of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship automatically qualify for fee waivers. For additional information on fee waivers, please see http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/admissions/fee_waiver.html.

Send the following directly to the Urban Education Studies department at urbanteaching@yale.edu, (203) 432-5449 (FAX), or P.O. Box 208362, New Haven, CT 06520-8362:

  1. Completed coursework prerequisites worksheet (www.yale.edu/tprep/urban/eligibility/index.html)
  2. Confirmation of Praxis I and II test scores
  3. Indication of Praxis I waiver qualifications if applicable (appropriate scores on SAT, ACT, or GRE - see waiver requirements on website)

Note: Do not send letters of recommendation or transcripts to this address. Follow the instructions within the online application and include them there.