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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 three secondary education disciplines (English, science, or history/social studies). 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.

Secondary MAT program graduate students complete 8 courses in total, including the summer practicum and academic-year student teaching.

English - MAT

The following five (5) courses are required of all secondary English MAT students:

The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Methods of Teaching: English
Student Teaching: English
Analysis of Teaching: English
Literacy Across the Curriculum

In addition, English MAT students must complete any three (3) elective courses, to be chosen by the MAT student in conjunction with his or her faculty director in the following content areas:  English - English Department, Literary Arts, Comparative Literature.

History/Social Studies - MAT

The following five (5) courses are required of all secondary History/Social Studies MAT students:

The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Methods of Teaching: History and Social Studies
Student Teaching: History and Social Studies
Analysis of Teaching: History and Social Studies
Literacy Across the Curriculum

In addition, History/Social Studies MAT students must complete any three (3) elective courses, to be chosen by the MAT student in conjunction with his or her faculty director in the following content areas: History/Social Studies - History Department, Africana Studies, American Civilization, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology.

Science - MAT

The following five (5) courses are required of all secondary Science MAT students:

The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Methods of Teaching: Science
Student Teaching: Science
Analysis of Teaching: Science
Literacy Across the Curriculum

In addition, Science MAT students must complete any three (3) elective courses, to be chosen by the MAT student in conjunction with his or her faculty director in the following content areas: Biology - Division of Biology and Medicine, Chemistry - Chemistry Department, Engineering/Physics - Division of Engineering, Physics Department

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

https://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/education-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.

The following six core courses are required of all UEP program students:

Structures and Systems in Urban Education
Introduction to Educational Research
Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
Urban Politics and School Governance
Economics of Education II
Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation for Education
Internship

In addition, UEP students must complete two (2) electives 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:

Social Welfare Policy in the United States
The Craft of Teaching
The History of American Education
History of African-American Education
History of American School Reform
Urban Teachers and Educational Change in Historical Perspective
Urban Schools in Historical Perspective
Contemporary Social Problems: Views from Human Development and Education
Social Context of Learning and Development
Sociology of Education
Emotion, Cognition, Education
Social Psychology of Race, Class, and Gender
The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Child Development
Literacy, Culture, and Schooling for the Language Minority Student
Language, Culture, and Society
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Labor Economics
Urban Economics
Public Economics
Population Economics
Politics and Finance
Economics for Public Policy
Urban Revitalization: Lessons from the Providence Plan
African American Politics
Introduction to Econometrics
Econometrics I
Econometrics II
Introduction to Econometrics I
Econometric Methods
Applied Economics Analysis
Multivariate Statistical Methods I
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Methods of Research in Organizations
Market and Social Surveys
Theories in First and Second Language Acquisition
Research Seminar in ESL Education
Principles of Health Behavior and Health Promotion Interventions
Developing + Testing Theory-Driven, Evidence Based Psychosocial and Behavioral Health Interventions
Leadership in Organizations
Advanced Demographic Techniques
The City: An Introduction to Urban Studies
Fieldwork in the Urban Community
American Culture and the City
The Politics of Community Organizing

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

https://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/education-urban-education-policy