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Arizona State University - Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

About this program

In the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, you’ll be among some of the most innovative and effective educators. The world-renowned faculty will help you get better at what you do, advance to a leadership position or switch to an education career. The master’s degree programs deliver best-in-class preparation that will empower you to harness knowledge, mobilize people and take action to improve education.

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College will help you to enhance your pedagogical delivery and allow you to transform your classroom. Through the graduate programs students will pursue specializations as diverse as their goals and interests.

Peace Corps Fellows are given the opportunity to identify their own internships as long as they comply with the meeting the needs of an underserved American community. The final approvals of all Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Coverdell Fellows internships is made by the college.

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  • Year partnership began: 2015
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 2

Application requirements

All applicants must meet the minimum standards determined by ASU and Graduate Admissions:  Additionally, applicants must meet program specific admission criteria as detailed in the academic program program guide.  Please navigate to the program guide for one of our eligible programs here:

To apply to the academic program, begin by completing the online application found here:

Coverdell Fellow candidates are not required to pay the application fee.  Please notify the Teachers College point of contact once your application is complete and ready to submit so the fee may be waived. Do not submit an application fee.

Admissions process

The Coverdell Fellowship requires an application separate from the application to the degree program. Complete the Fellowship application at  It is recommended that candidates complete the Fellowship application prior to completing the academic program application, as the Description of Service is required to apply the application fee waiver for the academic program application.

Fellow candidates must be admitted to the ASU degree program to be selected for the Coverdell Fellowship.  Selected candidates will be notified approximately 2 weeks following posted deadlines for applications to the degree program.  Only those with completed Fellowship applications at the deadline for academic program applications will be considered.  It is encouraged that candidates complete their applications (both for the academic program and the Fellowship) as early as possible.

Fellows carry out a 300-hour internship each year, and participate in community service projects and professional development opportunities. Renewal of funding depends on academic progress and meeting service obligations.

Degrees awarded

Master of Education in Elementary Education, Secondary Education or Special Education; Master of Arts in Education Policy and Learning Sciences

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $24,519 $55,473
Value of fellowship $31,864 $63,225
Net cost $0 + additional benefits $0 + additional benefits

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $19,304

Cost savings details

The Fellowship’s cost savings comes from a combination of tuition waiver and needs-based aid and will vary based on program.  Please contact the Teachers College point of contact for specific information regarding Fellowship cost savings


The Fellows internship will require serving 300 hours per year in an underserved American community within the Phoenix Metropolitan-area. Fellows are expected to find their own internship; however, the Schools reserve the right to determine if the internship meets the Coverdell Fellowship requirements and, if not, may suggest an alternative internship.

Other opportunities

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Nontraditional options

Students selected as Coverdell Fellows may be required to complete courses in the evenings, depending on the program of enrollment.  Students should expect to follow the proscribed course sequence where appropriate by program of enrollment.

Contact information

Jezabel Teston
Scholarship Coordinator, Sr.




[email protected]


Arizona State University
PO Box 871811, MC 1811
Tempe, AZ 85287