TR@TC Application InstructionsBefore you begin the application process, first decide on one Teachers College academic program you are applying to:
- Intellectual Disabilities/Autism Adolescence (IDA 7-12)
- Secondary Inclusive Education, Teaching Students with Disabilities (SIE)
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages K-12 (TESOL)
A completed application for admission includes the following items:
A Completed Teachers College Online Application: Follow the Teachers College application instructions from the Office of Admissions. On your application form, select the following as prompted, based on your academic program interest:
- Intellectual Disabilities/Autism Adolescents (IDA)
Program: Intellectual Disabilities/Autism Adolescents
Teacher Certification: Master of Arts -- Initial Certification
Special Cohort: Teaching Residents Program TR@TC
- Secondary Inclusive Education, Teacher Students with Disabilities (SIE)
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Application Fee: Each application for admission must be accompanied by a non-refundable $65 application fee. (If you are selected for TR@TC, the application fee will be credited to your student account.)
Transcripts: Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar of each college or university attended to the Office of Admissions. Submit separate transcripts for each college, even if the credits shown are also listed as transfer credits on a later transcript.
Letters of Recommendation: Applicants should arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent directly to Teachers College
Two TR@TC Supplemental Essays: Follow the TR@TC Essay Instructions to complete this portion of the application. You will be expected to respond to two essay prompts. Make sure that your responses are in the appropriate section of the TR@TC Supplemental Essay Form. All responses must fit in the boxed response sections of the essay form (approximately 750 words).
TR@TC Supplemental Interview: After the TC application and TR@TC supplementary materials have been reviewed, selected applicants will be contacted in regards to individual and group interviews.