Department of Education

Education at Brown

Our students get the perspectives and tools they need to become agents for urban schools and systems, in Providence and beyond.

Whether they aspire to become teachers, policymakers, researchers or educational leaders, our undergraduate and graduate students are prepared to lead with impact. Our academic programs are designed with America’s greatest educational needs in mind and prepare students to work at all levels of the educational system to increase equity, accessibility and innovation.

At the center of our cutting-edge research is a commitment to addressing inequality in schools. Through research and practice, Brown faculty probe issues such as inequalities in schooling access and student success, often leading the national conversation.


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Our need-blind Master of Arts in Teaching program and master’s program in urban education policy prepare students to confront rising inequality in America’s cities.
Undergraduates concentrating in education choose from a wide variety of courses to create their own customized path, concluding with a senior capstone project.