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The Brown MAT Program

 



Mission Statement:

"The Brown Teacher Education Program prepares future educators to understand fundamental principles of teaching and learning and to employ that understanding to work effectively with all children, youth, families and communities. Intentionally small in size, the program seeks to ensure that future teachers learn best practices in curriculum design and instruction, and to develop personal characteristics that enable them to work collaboratively with others. Student teachers are encouraged to seek constructive feedback, take risks, engage with colleagues in exploring sensitive issues of race, class, linguistic diversity, sexual orientation and gender, and to explore opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our commitment to contributing to the creation of a truly democratic, multiracial, multicultural society begins with the program’s work in the community and the schools and is best seen through the ability of graduates to reflect critically on their work and the world."

-Brown University Education Department Website



The MAT Year:
"Inquiry. Collaboration. Reflection. These principles drive the foundation of the MAT year. The 12-month experience at Brown combines practice and theory through coursework and teaching placements in a variety of settings. Leading to teacher certification in elementary (grades 1-6) or secondary (grades 7-12) education that is reciprocal in 44 states, this yearlong program provides intensive, high-quality preparation that inspires candidates to become teacher leaders in their disciplines and in their schools.


Feedback. Personalization. Growth. The small size of the MAT program fosters meaningful connections with faculty who are experts on teaching and learning in their discipline. Building on a dynamic network of students, MAT candidates and alumni, mentor teachers, and faculty, the MAT program provides a rich experience that supports collaborative and reflective practices applied to excellent teaching and learning for all of our nation’s children."

-Brown University Education Department Website



Please see the Brown MAT Website for more information about the requirements for the MAT in Secondary Education.

DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.