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The Brown University Department of Education offers two options for graduate-level exploration of education: our MAT program and our Urban Education Policy program.

Master of Arts in Teaching Program

The Brown Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is an intensive one-year master’s and certification program that prepares tomorrow’s teacher leaders. The program prepares teachers in elementary education (grades 1-6) or secondary education (grades 7-12) English, history/social studies, or science (biology, chemistry, or engineering/physics).

Brown's MAT prepares future educators to enter the classroom ready to create a community of high achievement for all students. With a passionate commitment to equity and social justice, MAT candidates become content experts who create innovative and rigorous learning experiences for youth. The program is intentionally small in size and fosters close collaboration with faculty and mentor teachers.

Urban Education Policy Program

The Education Department at Brown offers a master's level program leading to an A.M. in Urban Education Policy. This twelve-month UEP program is dedicated to the study of policy analysis, planning, and development in urban public education. The tightly-focused academic curriculum, integrated with a nine-month internship, is designed to impart a set of core skills and competencies that are necessary for successful careers in urban education policy. The UEP program also provides a solid foundation for those anticipating advanced study in areas related to urban education policy.


The UEP program is designed primarily for recent college graduates and early-career individuals who seek a professional degree in the area of urban education policy or training that would prepare them for advanced study in this area. The program is particularly suited for those who seek a highly focused one-year graduate program that recognizes the dual role of theory/research and practice in developing and implementing sound education policies. The intent is to provide targeted, high-quality, master's level training to the next generation of individuals who will be leaders in the urban education policy arena.