Department of Education

5th-Year MAT

As a Brown University senior, students have the opportunity to stay for a 5th year and earn their Master of Arts in Teaching.

The 5th-year master's degree option allows Brown undergraduates to continue at the university for a master's degree after completing their bachelor's degrees. Students apply during their senior year and may be able to apply up to 2 undergraduate credits toward their MAT degree. Applications have closed for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Applications for the next cohort in AY 2022-23 will open in Fall 2021.

Applicants to the 5th-year program have a condensed application. Applicants must upload an unofficial transcript, a personal statement, CV, and two letters of recommendation. 

When applicants are creating their application please do not use your Brown email address (if you request a deferral, the Brown email address becomes inactivated).

For more information, use this form to connect with a staff member.


Indicating 5th-Year in Application:

Once in the application portal, under Personal Background - Additional Questions, there will be a Current Student Status section that looks like the below. Indicate that you're currently a student at Brown University and enter your Banner ID.

Current Student Status section on application

This will indicate that you're a current Brown senior and allow you to upload 2 letters of recommendation (instead of 3).