Application Process, Tuition & Financial Aid: Master of Science in the Art of Teaching at Sarah Lawrence College



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Students may apply for fall entry to the Art of Teaching MS Ed program. Applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university.

Previous college work is expected to be at 3.0 or higher and should reflect advanced course study. In addition, the New York State Department of Education now requires submission of GRE or MAT scores.

We are still accepting applications for Fall 2020 entry and will review applications on a rolling basis until spaces in the program are full. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that it will be reviewed. If you are interested in applying for Fall 2021, the application will open in September.

Apply to the Art of Teaching graduate program online»

Please note: All materials submitted become property of Sarah Lawrence College and cannot be returned. This application and all the materials shall not be disclosed to any person not concerned with the professional development of the student.

Application Requirements

New Admission Requirements

New York State now requires that candidates for teacher education programs leading to teacher certification submit a standardized test score as part of the application process. Although the testing requirement does not align with the Sarah Lawrence College Art of Teaching philosophy or pedagogy, we must abide by this regulation as it is now state law. These standardized test scores will be one piece of a larger assessment of your academic and personal competencies to be a teacher and will not outweigh what we learn about you through the whole of your application and by meeting with you.  

If you are applying for admission to our program and have already taken either the GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT), you should submit your official scores to the Office of Graduate Studies (see below for the institution codes for submitting these scores). We require at least a record that you will be taking the GRE or MAT to consider you for admission.

Please forward your official score report from the GRE (institution code is 2810) or MAT (institution code is 1501) to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $60 must be submitted; upon completion of the application, online payment will become available.

Payments may also be made by check or money order to Sarah Lawrence College, and submitted via mail.


Official transcripts are not required in order to apply to Sarah Lawrence College. However, if an applicant is admitted and accepts the offer of admission, an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended will be required prior to enrollment in the graduate program.

Unofficial transcripts for application purposes should be submitted to us via a scanned upload in the Academics section of the application. Official transcripts for enrollment purposes can be sent to us via your institution's electronic transcript delivery or mailed to us from each undergraduate and graduate institution. Our mailing address is as follows:

Graduate Admission
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708

If your transcript is from a university where English is not the primary language of instruction, you must provide a translated copy of your transcript from a service such as WES or AACRAO. All grades must be converted to the US 4.0 GPA scale.

Please note: An "unofficial" transcript is a document that has been opened and examined by the student or printed from an institution's website before being submitted to Sarah Lawrence College. Any transcript that you upload to your application is considered "unofficial."

An "official" transcript is a document that has been prepared, authenticated, and sealed by the Registrar at your college or university. To be considered official, a transcript must be mailed, unopened, to our office or sent to us electronically directly from the institution.


An interview is required for Art of Teaching applicants. Interviews are arranged by invitation after all materials have been reviewed. If travel to Sarah Lawrence is not possible, alternatives may be arranged.


Applicants will be asked to submit the names of two recommenders with their online application. Applicants should ask people who can give an informed opinion of intellectual ability for sustained academic effort.

If an applicant is unable to contact former teachers, we welcome letters from others, such as employers, who can make similar assessments. Preferably, one of those should be from a person in your field of interest.

For the Art of Teaching Program: At least one recommendation letter must address the candidate’s experience with children and/or their ability to work in a professional environment.

Note: Please inform your recommenders that they will be receiving an e-mail from Sarah Lawrence College indicating that they have been asked to recommend you, and that the letter may be submitted electronically through a secure site.

Writing Responses

  1. Please state in general and specific terms why you want to pursue graduate work in childhood/early childhood education at Sarah Lawrence College. (500 - 1,000 words).

  2. Please submit a copy of an undergraduate academic paper approximately 5-10 pages in length, preferably graded, or a sample of professional writing.

TOEFL Results (for International Applicants)

Individuals whose native language is not English must include official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information concerning TOEFL may be obtained by writing: TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541. Request that the results are sent to Sarah Lawrence College, ETS code 2810. For more information:

Tuition & Financial Aid

Visit the Graduate Financial Aid site for a basic outline of graduate tuition, costs, and financial aid.

For more information, please contact Graduate Admissions, or Roberta Daskin, Associate Director of Financial Aid.