Admissions and Financial Aid

The Brown MAT program is looking for candidates who have demonstrated commitment to youth, an understanding of school contexts, strong content knowledge, and a record of achievement. We encourage candidates to share with us their experiences with children and schools in their application essay and interview. The MAT program reviews applications holistically. In order to gain the clearest understanding of who you are and what you bring to teaching, we recommend that you choose recommenders who know you well and can speak to multiple aspects of your candidacy.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to have some prior experience working with children or adolescents in a role such as tutor, mentor, or counselor. No prior teaching experience or degree in education is necessary.