Network Graduate School Partnerships

Teach For All has facilitated partnerships with select internationally renowned graduate schools. As a Teach For All network partner applicant, you may be eligible to apply for a two-year deferral at the graduate school of your choice if you’re made an offer by both the school and the Teach For All partner organization to which you've applied. As a Teach For All network alumnus, you may be eligible to apply for graduate school admissions stipends and scholarships.



Harvard Business School

  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join a Teach For All partner organization (applicable to graduating college seniors only)
  • "Harvard Business School looks for MBA candidates who show qualities of academic excellence, leadership, curiosity, integrity, and the ability to get things done and change the status quo. These are the same attributes that distinguish the young men and women who join one of Teach For All’s partner programs. Like our students and alumni, they want to make a difference in the world, and they do so by sharing their knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm in classrooms in this country and around the globe. We are delighted to show our support for Teach For All’s partners’ efforts and their extraordinary impact on thousands of children eager to make the most of their abilities and their lives."  — Deirdre Leopold, Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard Business School

Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join a Teach For All partner organization (Deferral requests should be sent to Sondra Smith, Director of Admissions, for approval.)
  • Application fee waiver for masters/doctoral students (Applicants must submit a letter verifying his or her participation in a Teach For All partner organization.)
  • Tuition Assistance: Participants from Teach For All partner organizations are eligible to apply for the Carey Business School's Dean's Scholarship, a merit based scholarship.

Minerva University - Masters of Science in Decision Analysis

  • Minerva offers a 25% tuition discount ($10,000) to any alumni of a Teach For All partner organization admitted into the MDA program.
  • Alumni of Teach For All network partners have demonstrated their commitment to practical problem solving and drive to resolve some of the most pressing issues of our time. This is what makes them ideal candidates for Minerva’s Masters of Science in Decision Analysis program. The MDA program imparts 21st century global leaders with advanced leadership skills, and an emphasis on critical thinking, analysis, problem solving and evidence-based decision making in order to tackle complex challenges and make consequential decisions. As you pursue your journey of impact whether through academia, entrepreneurship or any other field, the MDA will allow you to join a globally diverse community of professionals and to develop frameworks and skills to deconstruct complex problems, interpret complex data and devise effective solutions to drive meaningful improvement.
  • This program is ideal for alumni seeking to build on their professional experience and to gain lifelong data-driven analytical and research skills. The remote and part time structure of the program will allow you to keep up with your professional careers. Classes will be live, active learning seminars, with classmates across different fields and broad geographic locations.

Stanford University Graduate School of Business

  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join a Teach For All partner organization (applicable to graduating college seniors only)
  • "The Stanford Graduate School of Business is proud to partner with Teach For All in its commitment to expand educational opportunity throughout the world. Teach For All partner organizations attract outstanding recent college graduates who are committed to making a difference. At Stanford, we seek like-minded students who desire a life of meaning and career of impact. We believe management is a noble calling—one that can change lives, change organizations, and change the world. Teach For All participants already have begun that journey: changing the lives of the individual students you educate, strengthening the local schools and organizations in your communities, and laying the groundwork for widespread systemic change to eliminate educational inequity in our world. I cannot imagine a higher purpose for skilled managers. In recognition of the outstanding caliber and dedication of Teach For All participants, we are pleased to allow graduating college students to defer admission to the Stanford MBA Program during your two-year service commitment with a Teach For All partner. We value the high degree of intellectual vitality and demonstrated leadership potential that Teach For All participants bring to the Stanford MBA Program. You are intellectually engaged individuals who are using your talents and passion to inspire and develop others, meeting the educational needs of thousands of children today while also paving the way for systemic change benefiting future generations. You build valuable skills and experiences that are transferable to business school and beyond, and you bring a unique perspective to share with your fellow students. We have been delighted with the students who’ve joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business community from Teach For All partners. Teach For All participants aspire to achieve great things and to make a difference. The Stanford Graduate School of Business will continue to guide you in this journey, developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world."  — Garth Saloner, Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Parent, Teach For America corps alumna

Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Thunderbird is the world's No. 1-ranked school of international business with more than 65 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills, and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities and the world. Thunderbird produces global managers who are distinguished by a global mindset that allows them to work successfully with individuals from diverse cultures and to manage effectively in different social, economic, and political environments. Thunderbird is sought out by individuals and companies worldwide. Thunderbird was also the first business school to adopt an official Professional Oath of Honor.
  • Thunderbird offers a $5,000 Teach For All Scholarship to all Teach For All partner program alumni who enroll in a full-time masters program at Thunderbird. Programs include MBA (Full-Time and Distance Learning), Master of Science (Global Management, Global Marketing, Global Finance), and Master of Arts in Global Affairs & Management.

University of Oxford - Saïd Business School

  • A scholarship awarded every year to five outstanding students pursuing the Oxford 1+1 MBA, which combines a one year Master’s degree from 28 different programmes, including four Masters in Education with the MBA at Oxford University. Thanks to the generosity of the Pershing Square Foundation, the scholarships include full funding for both years and living expenses.
  • Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships are awarded to five outstanding students per year. The Oxford 1+1 MBA, is combined with a one year Master’s degree from 28 different programmes, including four Masters in Education with the MBA at Oxford University. As the global business environment and educational systems become increasingly complex and interconnected, this powerful combination allows students to gain deep knowledge and expertise in their specialist fields, as well as developing a comprehensive understanding of business, exceptional leadership skills, and practical experience. Pershing Square Scholars are exceptional individuals who can demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding scalable and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges. With the Pershing Square Foundation’s support, this programme is on par with the Rhodes Scholarship. The Scholarship will also provide students with unique opportunities to engage with the Pershing Square community through mentorship with individuals, including: myself; Bill Ackman, The Pershing Square Foundation; Linda Rottenberg, Endeavor; Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green; Sir Ronald Cohen, Big Society Capital; Paul Farmer, Partners in Health; Andrew Youn, One Acre Fund; and Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford." - Professor Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management

  • Two-year deferral, including deferral of scholarship, for students who have been admitted to the program and have chosen to join a Teach For All partner organization
  • Application fee waiver for MBA applicants
  • A scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to Teach For All participants and alumni admitted to and enrolled in Willamette University's full-time MBA program within two years of completing their respective Teach For All partner organization's teaching commitment. Participants and alumni also receive special consideration for additional merit-based scholarship assistance.


Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

  • Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and Teach For All share a mutual vision of how quality educator preparation can directly lead to improved student academic outcomes and are therefore equally committed to continuously improving the alternative teacher certification program to meet the learning and developmental needs for alumni as beginner teachers to ensure that they are highly effective teachers who successfully lead their students to make significant gains in academic achievement.
  • A discount from the University amounting to 33% of any Graduate Certificate Program, Master's Degree, or CAGS program offered at Wheelock is available to eligible alumni of Teach For All network partners who apply to and are admitted to the specific certificate or degree program in accordance with the University's rules, policies, and procedures. Masters Programs include Curriculum and Teaching; Education for Equity and Social Justice; Educational Leadership and Policy - Higher Education Administration; and World Language Education.
  • The University is offering at least 33% scholarships for both online and in person programs, as well as an application fee waiver worth $95 USD for Teach For All network alumni. To request the fee waiver or for more information, please email @email. Access the application.


Columbia University Law School

  • Columbia Law School grants up to two-year deferrals to admitted students who are participating in a Teach For All partner program. Admitted students must submit a written request by Columbia's deadline stating they are requesting a deferral because of their participation in the program.

Harvard Law School

  • Harvard Law School grants automatic two-year deferrals and eligibility for an admissions stipend to admitted students who have been a participant of a Teach For All partner organization.

Public Policy and International Affairs

Georgetown University - Master of Science in Foreign Service

  • Note: Two-year deferral is not available.
  • The Master of Science in Foreign Service Program will waive the the application fee for participants and alumni for Teach For All partner organizations.
  • "The goal of MSFS is to prepare women and men to be creative leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors of international affairs. In keeping with the vision of the School’s founder, Father Edmund A. Walsh, S.J., MSFS seeks to instill in its students a commitment to service in the international community and an appreciation for the ethical dimension of international affairs. Teach For All is developing collective leadership to improve education and expand opportunity for all children, so they can shape a better future for themselves and the world around them. MSFS recognizes this need and we believe Teach For All alumni will bring dynamic and valuable perspectives into the classroom." Ja'net DeFlorimonts, Director  of Admissions, MSFS

Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join a Teach For All partner organization
  • "For many years, the Harvard Kennedy School has offered a two-year deferral to admitted applicants who choose to join Teach For America. The School values its relationship with Teach For America, and would like to extend the same agreement to participants of all of Teach For All’s partner programs. Under this agreement, admitted students who choose to work for one of Teach For All’s partner organizationss prior to enrolling at HKS can also defer for two years. HKS strives to train enlightened public leaders and generate the ideas that provide answers to the world’s most challenging public problems. Teach For All shares our commitment to public service and we are delighted to recognize their good work in this way." — Judy F. Kugel, Assistant Dean and Acting Director, Degree Programs, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Princeton - Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs

  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join a Teach For All partner organization
  • "Teach For All partner programs and The Woodrow Wilson School share a common mission to build the leadership capacity for careers of public service. The School’s program fits well with the aspirations of teachers in Teach For All partner programs who seek policy solutions to the interrelated and highly complex nature of social problems as manifested in substandard housing, health care for the uninsured, lack of transportation and workforce development, and social service disparities that all frame the unequal access to educational opportunity and productive livelihood. Alumni of Teach For All’s partner programs and the Woodrow Wilson School are well equipped and passionate to share their views and collaborate together to meet the needs of the most underserved members of society." — John Templeton, Assistant Dean for Graduate Admission, The Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

The Maxwell School of Syracuse University – Department of Public Administration and International Affairs

  • The mission of the Maxwell School is Public Service. We are pleased to partner with Teach For All and their partner organizations in honor of this joint mission of making the world a better place. 
  • Any student admitted to Syracuse University Maxwell School’s Master of Public Administration (MPA)  and/or Master of Arts in International Relations (MA IR) programs will be granted a two-year deferral (upon written request) so that they might participate in a Teach For All partner organization. 
  • The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs of SU’s Maxwell School is pleased to recognize the public service commitment of Teach For All alumni with an automatic scholarship of or equal to $10,000 upon admission to either the MPA or MA IR degree programs.  TFAll alumni will also be eligible for other forms of department or university sponsored merit-based aid.
  • The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy and public administration. The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs is home to America’s leading graduate programs in public administration, policy and international affairs.  These professionally oriented master’s degree programs (MPA and MA International Relations) are offered alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences.  Executive Education options of each degree are also available.  Maxwell scholars and students conduct wide-ranging research through nine interdisciplinary research centers, each focused on a topical area within public affairs, such as social and economic policy, conflict and collaboration, public wellness, aging, energy and environment, national security, and regional studies, among others.  For more information on our Teach For All partnership and benefits, please contact Maxwell’s PAIA Director of Admission & Financial Aid, Christine Omolino, at @email.  

Tufts University - Fletcher School

  • Two-year deferrals are available for students who are admitted to The Fletcher School and choose to participate in Teach For All programs first (applicable to graduating college seniors only through Fletcher's Map Your Future Program).
  • The Fletcher School at Tufts University is pleased to provide scholarship assistance to alumni of Teach For All organizations. Alumni admitted to The Fletcher School will receive a minimum scholarship of $5,000 per year. The scholarship does not prevent alumni for being considered for other merit/need-based aid.

University of Chicago - The Harris School of Public Policy

  • Application fee waiver for current second year teachers and alumni of a Teach For All network partner program applying to the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program. 
  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program and choose to participate in a Teach For All network partner program first. The offer will be conditional on the successful completion of the two-year program.  

University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government

  • Teach For All and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania announce an increased scholarship for Fels’ Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs. Teach For All network participants or alumni who are admitted will receive a guaranteed scholarship of $15,000 to pursue MPA and Executive MPA degrees, and all applications will receive waived application fees. The Fels curriculum, taught by high-level practitioners and distinguished Penn scholars, equips you with the analytical and managerial toolkit needed to enhance your public sector impact and solve societal challenges. Apply now to join their next cohort of changemakers. For more information, please attend an upcoming information session or contact Assistant Director, Recruitment and Student Services Marlon Lewis at @email.

  • MPA deadlines: December 1, January 15 (in person, ideal for earlier career professionals)
  • Executive MPA deadlines: December 1, April 15 (hybrid, ideal for professional with 5+ years of experience)