ELA: DC Public Schools Cohort
D.C. Public Schools Cohort
Tradition of Excellence
For 30+ years, our faculty, who are research productive and possess extensive professional and practitioner experience at the local, state, national and international levels, have prepared students for leadership roles in PreK-12 education.
Streamlined Time to Completion
These accelerated, part-time, 5-semester program(s) allow students to earn their graduate degree in 15 months.
Accredited + Accessible
Our programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and recognized by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA). Classes will be held in-person and online.
Choose the ELA Program that Matches Your Career Goals
If you are seeking a master's degree or hold a master's in a different subject, have at least one year teaching experience, and are interested in advancing your skills in ELA, you might consider our Master's program.
Alternatively, if you currently hold a master's degree in a subject other than ELA and have at least one year of teaching experience, you could pursue the EdS in ELA.
Our advanced graduate programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and recognized by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA). The DCPS Equity-Centered Leadership cohort within the ELA MA or EdS degree programs includes courses and internship experiences designed to meet the academic requirements and eligibility for administrative certification/licensure in the District of Columbia. Learn more about advanced certification and licensure in DC and other states >
The deadline for the Fall 2023 cohort has passed. Future cohort application windows will be published here as those dates and time frames are determined.
While the DCPS cohort opportunity is not currently accepting applications, we welcome your interest in our graduate programs and application to study in the classroom at GW's Alexandria Graduate Education Center or online in any one of our academic programs that may support your career goals.