Brown's MAT program prepares aspiring teachers to become critically reflective and impactful secondary teachers. The program aims to cultivate a deep understanding of the social contexts of education and its impact on students, families, communities, and schools. Graduates are prepared to approach the teaching of students in diverse communities with empathy, cultural competence, and intentional cycles of improvement grounded in data and critical reflection.
Upon completing the degree program and passing the state-required Praxis exams, candidates will be recommended for a Rhode Island Department of Education teaching certificate in their secondary-level discipline and an endorsement in teaching multilingual language learners. If you are interested in obtaining licensure in a different state, you will be eligible through reciprocity based upon agreements in the Interstate Certification Agreement with NASDTEC.