Do you have additional questions? Please email the program coordinator, Jaime Boerema, at email@example.com.
Does the program lead to a teaching certification?
The program does not grant a state teaching certification. Certification requirements vary by state and are often not required in private and charter schools. Additionally, many schools work with qualified teachers to obtain necessary certifications.
Are applicants required to have teaching experience at a classical school?
While encouraged, you do not need teaching experience to apply. The program welcomes all who would like to deepen their knowledge of classical education.
Is there a remote option?
We do offer a hybrid program that consists of online coursework and limited in-person programming. You can read more about our hybrid option on the Programs page.
Is the program for recent college graduates only?
The program is not specifically designed for recent college graduates. The program can greatly benefit teachers with several years of experience who would like to hone their craft or prepare for school leadership.
Are there opportunities for practicums or apprenticeships?
M.A. students may take advantage of the opportunity to learn from teachers and administrators at Hillsdale Academy, our flagship K-12 classical school. Students who are interested in curriculum development and education policy may also gain hands-on experience at our K-12 Education Office.
What is the cost of the program?
Tuition and financial aid packages for the hybrid program are still under revision. Generous scholarships will be available. Details will be posted here in early December. If you would like more information in the meantime, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will I benefit from the coursework if I am a science or math teacher?
Our program equips teachers to approach all subjects classically. Teachers of science and math have a unique opportunity to affirm the unity of the liberal arts curriculum and challenge the modern outlook that scientific truth differs fundamentally from truth found in the humanities.
How long does it typically take to complete the program?
The residential program takes place over two years (four semesters). The part-time hybrid program can be completed in three years and includes summer classes.
I am an international student. Am I eligible for funding?
We welcome international students to apply, and we offer funding for all students admitted into the residential program.
Is the GRE required?
A complete application includes a GRE score from the past five years. The GRE is required for your application to be considered. Other tests (GMAT, LSAT, etc.) may not be substituted for the GRE, and the GRE requirement cannot be waived.
Who should write my letters of recommendation if I am not a recent college graduate?
Applicants who have been working for several years may certainly ask professional acquaintances for recommendations. If you are a teacher, we welcome letters of recommendation from faculty members or administrators who could speak to your intellectual interest and aptitude.