Department of Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

The intensive, yearlong Master of Arts in Teaching program covers 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all accepted students.

Commitment. Collaboration. Transformative Classrooms.

Educators play a key role in confronting rising inequality in cities across the United States. That’s why our Master of Arts in Teaching — designed by faculty in partnership with local educators to respond specifically to real-world challenges —  equips future teachers with the tools they’ll need to fulfill the most pressing needs of urban secondary schools in Rhode Island and beyond. 

The yearlong MAT program at Brown is unique in blending the best of university- and residency-based teacher education programs, combining intensive coursework, immersive teaching experiences, and personalized coaching to prepare teachers to become culturally responsive and impactful educators advancing the cause of justice.

Investing in educational equity and opportunities

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in teacher education — and the teaching profession — and don't want cost to be a barrier for entry. That's why, starting in summer 2020, Brown has significantly expanded its commitment to merit and need-based aid to MAT students. Students with demonstrated need are eligible for scholarships that cover full tuition, living stipends, health fees and insurance. 

93%

secure teaching jobs within 3 months

25-35

cohort size

100%

of financial need met

Why we’re different

Brown’s MAT program stands out among other teaching degrees. Here’s why.

  • A unique blend of University- and residency-based teacher preparation
    Our MAT candidates benefit from both experienced Brown faculty and exceptional mentor-teachers. Students are immersed in a local urban school from fall to spring, taking classes both at Brown and at the school site.
     
  • Integration of theory and practice
    At Brown, the relationship between coursework and field work is a reciprocal one. Forging connections between the classroom and the meeting room allows students to continuously connect theory to practice in deep and meaningful ways.
     
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
    Our teaching emphasizes access, equity and affordability. Students in all subjects learn to support English learners in the classroom through an assets-based lens.

Addressing Inequality in the Classroom

Brown’s MAT program taught Carol Amaya MAT ’19 the importance of drawing connections between historical events and current inequalities in the classroom.

  • A small, collaborative cohort 
    The MAT cohort is kept small to enable students to foster close, lifelong relationships with each other and with our distinguished faculty.  
     
  • An engaged local and national alumni community
    Brown alumni offer professional support and lasting professional connections.

The Power of Mentors

 

Kashmeel McKoena shares his Master of Arts in Teaching experience at Brown

Both inside and outside the classroom, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students receive top-notch preparation for secondary-school teaching careers program in English, social studies, math, or science
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduates emerge prepared to lead with impact, inside urban classrooms and beyond.

Important Dates

The 2020-21 academic year begins in June and concludes the following May. The application deadline for the 2020-21 cohort has passed. Applications for the 2021-2022 MAT cohort will open in Fall 2020.

The Brown Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program seeks candidates who have demonstrated commitment to youth, an understanding of school contexts, strong content knowledge, a record of achievement and a belief that all students can learn and deserve inspiring, skillful classroom teachers who are prepared to disrupt educational inequality.