As a Brown senior, you have the opportunity to apply to the MAT program in elementary education (grades 1-6) or secondary (grades 7-12) English, history/social studies, or science (biology, chemistry, or engineering/physics). You can apply up to two courses taken as an undergraduate toward your MAT degree. Please note: These courses cannot count toward both your concentration requirements AND your MAT degree. Under 1000-level courses cannot count towards your MAT degree.
In the elementary program, 1-2 above 1000-level Education course(s) (or other appropriate course) may be applied toward your MAT year (with approval of MAT faculty director).
In the secondary program, 1-2 of the following courses may be applied toward your MAT year (with approval of MAT faculty director):
- EDUC 1450 (The Psychology of Teaching and Learning)
- Other Education course
- A course in your content area: English, history/social studies, or science (biology, chemistry, or engineering/physics)
EDUC 0900 is a recommended course that will be valuable to you in your future teaching; however, it cannot be applied towards your MAT degree.
Prior to submitting an application for the 5th-year MAT program, please contact the appropriate faculty director:
Jennifer Lindsay – Jennifer_Lindsay@brown.edu (Elementary)
Laura Snyder – Laura_Snyder@brown.edu (English)
Eric Shed – Eric_Shed@brown.edu (History/Social Studies)
Dan Bisaccio – Daniel_Bisaccio@brown.edu (Science)
How To Apply
Your online application should include the following materials:
- Personal statement
- Brown transcript (can be uploaded to your online application)
- 5th-Year Master's Degree Supplement Form
- Two letters of recommendation (At least one should be from a Brown professor)
- SAT or ACT scores (Please email your SAT or ACT scores to MATadmissions@brown.edu)
- Interview with appropriate faculty director
- Writing sample - English applicants only (Should be an academic paper or section of a paper and should not exceed 5 double-spaced pages)
The GREs are NOT required for 5th-year applicants.