Department of Education


Our courses of study within the Department of Education prepare students to lead with impact, whether they aspire to become teachers, policymakers, researchers or educational leaders.

Rigorous coursework, real-world experience and a particular focus on urban education are all at the forefront of Brown’s graduate and undergraduate education curricula.

Both inside and outside the classroom, students learn how they can make a positive impact on the American education system through teaching, research or policy, creating urban schools that prioritize inclusion and celebrate diversity.

Thanks to carefully forged partnerships with schools, civic leaders and non-profit organizations in Providence, students at the graduate and undergraduate levels have ample opportunity for practice-based experiences in classrooms and boardrooms — making for a more rigorous, meaningful and engaging learning experience. 

Brown’s 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. Many may stay at Brown for a fifth year to earn a master’s degree in addition to their A.B.
Brown’s Open Curriculum allows undergraduate students from any concentration to explore courses in education history, policy, analysis and more

There are things I learned in the MAT program that I still carry into my classroom every single day.

Sofia Dias MAT’17
The Department of Education was established in 1909, and now boasts 16 full-time faculty members in anthropology, history, political science, sociology, policy, economics, teacher education, and psychology. 
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