Both inside and outside the classroom, MAT students receive preparation for secondary-school teaching careers (grades 7-12) in English, mathematics, social studies, and science (biology, chemistry, or engineering/physics). Our program is a unique blend of outstanding university and residency-based teacher education that prepares students for urban contexts. MAT students learn within a particular school context while developing an understanding of the larger landscape of education -- including how to make positive change.
It is not necessary for applicants to have prior teaching experience or coursework in education, although prior work with children or adolescents is expected. Once applicants have submitted an application, selected applicants will be invited to interview with the appropriate faculty. While in-person interviews are preferred, it is possible to arrange Skype or phone interviews. See below for specific program requirements. Prospective applicants with questions about their coursework or academic background are urged to contact the appropriate faculty member in their content area.
Applicants don’t need to have prior teaching experience or coursework in education, although prior work with children or adolescents is expected. Once applicants have applied, selected applicants will be invited to interview in-person, online, or over the phone with the appropriate faculty. See below for specific program requirements. Prospective applicants with questions about their coursework or academic background are urged to contact the appropriate faculty member in their content area: Laura Snyder for English, Indira Gil for math, Diane Silva Pimentel for science, and John Palella for social studies.
- GRE General: Not required
- GRE Subject: Not required
- Personal Statement: 1000-1500 word personal statement that gives your reasons to pursue graduate work in the field of your study. The statement should include examples of your past work in your chosen field, your plans for study at Brown, issues and problems you'd like to address in your field and your professional goals.
- Recommendations: Three (3) recommendations required
- Resume: Required
- Additional Materials: Applicants for the MAT in English must submit a writing sample, no more than 5 typewritten single-spaced pages, in addition to their personal statement.
- TOEFL/IELTS: Required for any non-native English speaker who does not have a degree from an institution where English is the sole language of instruction or from a University in the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Gambia, Uganda, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales), West Indies, Zambia).
- The TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the IELTS Indicator exam are accepted.
- Students from mainland China may submit the TOEFL ITP Plus exam.
If you have any questions regarding the application process for this program, please email [email protected].
Application Deadline: January 19, 2022, for June 2022 entry; Brown undergraduates may apply as a fifth-year master’s student through January 18, 2022.
Tuition and Scholarships
- Tuition: $7,618 per course; 8 courses in 1 year
- Scholarships: Available. More information can be found on the Department of Education website. International students are eligible for scholarships.