Application Guidelines

Students may apply for Fall entry to the Art of Teaching Master of Science in Education program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis:

Preferential deadline March 1, applications accepted on a rolling basis thereafter.

Applicants for the Art of Teaching Master of Science in Education program must have received 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.

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.


An official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended is required prior to enrollment in the graduate program. Only official transcripts sent via mail directly by the institution to Graduate Studies at Sarah Lawrence College will be accepted. It is the applicant's responsibility to see that official transcripts (one copy only) from all colleges and universities attended are sent directly from each school to the Graduate Studies Office (have them specify program on envelope).


Applicants will be asked to submit the names of two recommenders with their online application. You should ask people who know you well enough to give an informed opinion as to your intellectual ability for sustained academic effort. If you are 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.


Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission to Sarah Lawrence College.

International Applicants/TOEFL Results

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:

Statement of Objectives and Goals/Writing Sample

Please make sure to include all writing materials with each sheet clearly labeled, indicating the specific question being answered. Please address each question according to indicated or reasonable length (generally at least 1 page if not indicated). All materials must be typed.

  1. Autobiography (500-1,000 words).
  2. Please state in general and specific terms why you want to pursue graduate work in Early Childhood and/or Childhood (Elementary) Education.
  3. Why do you want to pursue your graduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College?
  4. Please submit an example of undergraduate academic or professional writing.

Any additional material, which represents your ability to pursue graduate study, would be welcome.

Application Deadline

For Fall 2015 entry

MSEd, Teaching:  preferential deadline March 1, applications accepted on a rolling basis thereafter

Application deadlines are the same for non-U.S. applicants as for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.


An interview is required for M.S. Ed. in 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.

To Apply

You may 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.

Sarah Lawrence College admits students and selects employees regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin and thereafter accords them all rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the college. The College is strongly committed to basing judgments about individuals solely upon qualifications and abilities and to protecting individual rights of privacy, association, belief, and expression.

Next Steps

Ready to apply?
You may apply to the Art of Teaching graduate program using our online application.

Need assistance or more information?
Contact Emanuel Lomax, Director of Graduate Admissions, at (914) 395-2371.

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