Applying to the Master of Arts in Educational Studies — Urban Pedagogy (for Teach For America Detroit Corps)

Estimated Tuition
(based on 2016-2017 tuition rates)

Year 1
Year 2
credit of certification program fees
* up to $17,000
Out-of-Pocket Tuition TOTAL
* $34,190

NOTE: Costs will vary slightly if, in any given term, a corps member elects credits that vary from the designed master's program schedule and sequence of classes. The cost of the master's program is in addition to Interim Certification Program fees ($5,500/year for 2 years).  If you are an AmeriCorps award recipient you may use your award to pay Interim Certification Program fees.


* The amount of the non-resident scholarship is dependent on the number of corps members who apply and enroll in the master's program.  Applicants can expect to receive their specific scholarship amount soon after they receive their offer of admission. 

This program is only for TFA-Detroit corps members who are participants in the University of Michigan's two-year Interim Certification Program. For information on joining this group, see our School of Education/Teach For America partnership page.

This program, like all of the School of Education's graduate programs, is administered through the University of Michigan's Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (Rackham) (as are most non-professional graduate degrees at the university). Rackham offers a host of resources and administrative support to help see you through from submitting your application to completion of your degree. We encourage you to follow these steps to begin the application process.

Register as a prospective student and obtain a UMID (University of Michigan ID) number. Having a UMID number will aid in the processing of your application. 

Apply. New (first time) applicants who have never enrolled in a Rackham program of study and current or former Rackham students who are applying to a different Rackham degree program should complete the Rackham online application and indicate on their application that they are TFA-Detroit corps members. Review the application checklist to ensure you submit a complete application.

If you would like to return to your program of previous attendance, add a certificate or degree, or change degree level within a program, please visit the Rackham website to determine the correct application for your situation.

If you have questions about which application to complete, please email the Office of Student Affairs.

Check your application status. Approximately 6-10 days after submitting your application, you will be able to review your application status in Wolverine Access under New & Prospective Student Business. View Information about logging into your account.


It is imperative that students interested in admission to programs in the School of Education meet all deadlines for submitting applications and relevant materials. Deadlines may differ slightly for different programs. Deadlines can be found on our application deadlines page.

If you have questions, please review the School of Education frequently asked questions or contact the Office of Student Affairs.

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Kendra L. Hearn
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice & TFA Interim Certification Program Director
University of Michigan
School of Education
610 E. University Avenue, Room 1225
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Telephone: 734.647.9712