Our one-year MAT program combines intensive coursework, immersive teaching experiences, and personalized coaching to prepare students to become culturally responsive and impactful educators. As part of a small, collaborative cohort, our students receive comprehensive, critical, and equity-based preparation for secondary-school teaching careers (grades 7-12) in English, social studies, math, and science (biology, chemistry, or physics/engineering).
The Combined Baccalaureate/MAT degree allows Brown undergraduate students many advantages if they are interested in a pathway to teaching. Once students are accepted, they are qualified to take two MAT courses during their senior year which would reduce their course load and provide a financial benefit during the graduate year. Students receive advising in content preparation from MAT faculty and are guided toward enriching experiences and opportunities that support their development.
Brown undergraduates apply to the program by October 1 or April 1 of their junior year. During their undergraduate years, candidates must complete all baccalaureate requirements and may take up to two of the required graduate courses. In their fifth year, they will complete the remaining required graduate courses, including the one-year teaching residency. The minimum requirements to complete both degrees are 36 credits, of which a maximum of two may count toward both the bachelor’s degree and the MAT degree.
Math and science applicants are eligible to apply for an Urban Education Fellowship before they begin their 5th year.