Summer MA Intensive (INSTEP)
- Intensive seminars in English studies & language arts pedagogy
- Intensive workshops in Reading, Writing, and Literary Study
- Workshops at Lincoln Center, integrating Literature, Art, Music, Dance
- Workshops at Metropolitan Museum of Art, integrating Literature and Art
- Workshops at various other Cultural Arts Programs across the city.
- Workshops integrating programs in Department of Arts and Humanities
The INSTEP Program in English Education can be completed by in-service teachers in three summers. Students accepted to the program form a cohort group that remains together throughout each summer, taking classes offered only to INSTEP students. Classes offered to INSTEP students are intensive courses that meet in July for a total of three consecutive weeks per summer. The professional Seminar is offered on-line to INSTEP students during their first spring semester together. Students also have the option of enrolling in online or weekend courses during fall and spring semesters to complete the three additional out-of-program credit requirements. A master's project is a final requirement of the program.
This M.A. program meets N.Y. State and national teacher preparation standards.
Your Course of Study
How to ApplyTo apply for admission, please visit TC Admissions.We accept applications on a rolling, space-available basis. While there is no formal deadline for INSTEP, we highly recommend submitting your application before April 15 in order to be reviewed in time for classes.
Our goal is to help remove financial barriers to assist students in meeting the cost of attendance at the institution. Tuition scholarships are available on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis.
If you are interested in applying for Federal Student Aid, you will need to file for FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.Be sure to include the Teachers College school coded G03979. After we receive your FAFSA information from the Department of Education, within14 days you will receive a financial aid award letter. We strongly recommend completing as early as possibly if you are planning to attend Teachers College this summer.
The Financial Aid Office provides counseling and assistance in completing the financial aid application, evaluation and determination of need. For more information on the financial aid process please visit The Office of Financial Aid.
For current enrollment costs, see the Office of Admissions.
If you are interested in applying for housing, we recommend contacting the Office of Residential Services for more information.
For more information please contact our INSTEP Coordinator: Adam Wolfsdorf.
Students complete most course requirements for the INSTEP PROGRAM (which are similar to the 34 credit M.A. program leading to Professional Certification) through their enrollment in an intensive 22 day-summer program for three consecutive summers during which they work in a cohort of 12-15 teachers for 6-8 hours each day. Supplementary online courses for each cohort conducted during the academic year after summers 1 & 2 allow the cohorts to continue their collegial collaboration during the academic year while satisfying the few remaining requirements. See the INSTEP website for additional details and contact information.