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Education

The Department of Education offers two graduate programs: a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and a Master of Arts (A.M.) in Urban Education Policy. 

MAT Program Information and Requirements


The MAT program offers a master's degree in one of four secondary education disciplines: English, social studies, science (biology, chemistry, or physics/engineering), or mathematics. The MAT program has an intensive one-year, full-time format, beginning with a summer semester in June and ending the following May. The program is certification-eligible for Rhode Island state teacher certification in secondary education (grades 7-12). Rhode Island is a member of the Interstate Certification Compact (ICC), which has reciprocal agreements with 44 states.

MAT program graduate students complete 8 credits in total, consisting of a mix of one-credit and half-credit courses, including the summer practicum and academic-year student teaching.

English - MAT

The following plan of study is required of all secondary English MAT students:

Foundations of Teaching and Learning
Educational Theory and Practice in Teaching English 1
Learning Theory and Special Populations
Educational Theory and Practice in Teaching English II
Instructional Design, Planning, and Integrating Technology
Educational Theory and Practice III: English
EDUC 2535
Teaching Literacy and Language to Emerging Bilinguals Across the Disciplines I
Teaching Literacy and Language to Emerging Bilinguals Across the Disciplines II
Assessment and Using Data to Support Student Learning
Practicum and Seminar I
EDUC 2575
Practicum and Seminar II
Education Inequality and Community Assets: Contexts and Change

Social Studies - MAT

The following plan of study is required of all secondary Social Studies MAT students:

Foundations of Teaching and Learning
Educational Theory and Practice I: Social Studies
Learning Theory and Special Populations
Educational Theory and Practice in Teaching Social Studies II
Instructional Design, Planning, and Integrating Technology
Educational Theory and Practice in Teaching Social Studies III
EDUC 2535
Teaching Literacy and Language to Emerging Bilinguals Across the Disciplines I
Teaching Literacy and Language to Emerging Bilinguals Across the Disciplines II
Assessment and Using Data to Support Student Learning
Practicum and Seminar I
EDUC 2575
Practicum and Seminar II
Education Inequality and Community Assets: Contexts and Change

Science - MAT

The following plan of study is required of all secondary Science MAT students:

Foundations of Teaching and Learning
Educational Theory and Practice 1: Science
Learning Theory and Special Populations
Educational Theory and Practice for Science II
Instructional Design, Planning, and Integrating Technology
Educational Theory and Practice in Teaching Science III
EDUC 2535
Teaching Literacy and Language to Emerging Bilinguals Across the Disciplines I
Teaching Literacy and Language to Emerging Bilinguals Across the Disciplines II
Assessment and Using Data to Support Student Learning
Practicum and Seminar I
EDUC 2575
Practicum and Seminar II
Education Inequality and Community Assets: Contexts and Change

Math - MAT

The following plan of study is required of all secondary Math MAT students:

Foundations of Teaching and Learning
Educational Theory and Practice in Teaching Mathematics 1
Learning Theory and Special Populations
Educational Theory and Practice in Teaching Mathematics II
Instructional Design, Planning, and Integrating Technology
Educational Theory and Practice in Teaching Mathematics III
EDUC 2535
Teaching Literacy and Language to Emerging Bilinguals Across the Disciplines I
Teaching Literacy and Language to Emerging Bilinguals Across the Disciplines II
Assessment and Using Data to Support Student Learning
Practicum and Seminar I
EDUC 2575
Practicum and Seminar II
Education Inequality and Community Assets: Contexts and Change

For more information on MAT admission, program requirements, and state certification requirements, please visit the following website:

https://education.brown.edu/academics/graduate/master-arts-teaching

Urban Education Policy Program Information and Requirements


Urban Education Policy (UEP) program graduate students complete nine (9) courses in total, including a required nine-month internship that counts as one course.

UEP students must complete the following seven core courses:

Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
Urban Education Policy: System and Governance
Economic Analysis and Urban Education Policy
Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation for Education
UEP Internship Seminar
Education Inequality and Community Assets: Contexts and Change
EDUC 2390
Race and Democracy in Urban Education Policy

UEP Electives

In addition to the seven courses listed above, UEP students must complete two (2) electives, approved by the student's faculty advisor, in areas that can include public policy, schools and school reform, social contexts of education, economic analysis, urban politics, quantitative analysis, research methods, schools and communities, and organization and leadership. A partial list of these elective courses could include any two of the following:

The Craft of Teaching
The History of American Education
Sociology of Education
History of African-American Education
Politics and Public Education
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Language and Education Policy in Multilingual Contexts
Social Psychology of Race, Class, and Gender
The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Child Development
Urban Schools in Historical Perspective
Social Context of Learning and Development
Family Engagement in Education
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Labor Economics
Urban Economics
Public Economics
The Economics of Social Policy
Introduction to Econometrics
Mathematical Econometrics I
Mathematical Econometrics II
Introduction to Econometrics I
Econometric Methods
Applied Economics Analysis
Methods of Research in Organizations
Leadership in Organizations
Market and Social Surveys
Multivariate Statistical Methods I
Advanced Demographic Techniques
Literacy, Culture, and Schooling for the Language Minority Student
Language, Culture, and Society
Theories in First and Second Language Acquisition
Research Seminar in ESL Education
Developing + Testing Theory-Driven, Evidence Based Psychosocial and Behavioral Health Interventions
African American Politics
The Politics of Urban Transformation
The City: An Introduction to Urban Studies
Fieldwork in the Urban Community
American Culture and the City
The Politics of Community Organizing
The Just City: Installment I, Comparative Perspectives on Juvenile Justice Reform
Immigrant Social Movements: Bridging Theory and Practice

For more information on the A.M. in Urban Education Policy admission and program requirements, please visit the following website:

https://education.brown.edu/academics/graduate/urban-education-policy-am