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)
Brian Fong – Brian_Fong@brown.edu (History/Social Studies)
Dan Bisaccio – Daniel_Bisaccio@brown.edu (Science)
How To Apply
Applications are due to the Graduate School by January 15.
Your online application should include the following materials:
1. Personal statement
Please email this form to Teacher_Ed@brown.edu or send it to: Teacher Education, Brown University, Box 1938, Providence, RI 02912
3. Two letters of recommendation
• The application asks for 3 recommendations for outside applicants, however, 5th-year applicants only need to submit 2
• At least one should be from a Brown professor
4. Brown transcript (can be uploaded to your online application)
5. SAT or ACT scores (please note your SAT or ACT scores in the "Additional Information" section of the application)
6. Interview with appropriate faculty director
7. 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.