Academic Programs and Courses

Courses @ Brown
Courses @ Brown

The Brown University curriculum offers a robust and diverse set of course offerings from which students can choose. There are multiple ways to find information on courses being offered each semester, but one helpful resource is Courses@Brown ( Assigned academic or concentration advisors can assist students in choosing coursework wisely.

The descriptions below are of programs and courses related to education.

Annenberg Undergraduate Fellows for Education and Social Policy

The Annenberg Undergraduate Fellows Program is an eight-week, paid summer fellowship that aims to prepare current Brown undergraduates to engage in rigorous empirical research in education and social policy.

During the course of the program, a cohort of 8-10 Fellows engages in a series of didactic workshops and seminars and participates experientially in team-based research projects that focus on schools, students, and education policy. Fellows are exposed to and interact with a wide range of Brown faculty working in these domains. The team-based project environment emphasizes mentorship and peer learning. The program fosters a dynamic and supportive intellectual community and an enduring relationship with the Annenberg Institute.

The application cycle for 2020 fellows is now open. Deadline is February 10, 2020.

Education Studies Concentration
Education Studies Concentration

Our concentrators’ interests and journeys are as wide-ranging as the field itself. Concentrators go on to become teachers, policymakers, researchers, school counselors, lawyers, school administrators, and entrepreneurs, among other things.

We have recently redesigned our entire concentration to better meet students’ needs. In our new concentration, students will be required to take 10 courses in the concentration (although up to 3 may be from outside the Education Department): three Core Courses, four courses in a self-defined Area of Specialization, and three Electives. In addition, all concentrators must complete an experiential component.

Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in Teaching

Educators play a key role in confronting rising inequality in cities across the United States. That’s why our Master of Arts in Teaching — designed by faculty in partnership with local educators to respond specifically to real-world challenges — equips future teachers with the tools they’ll need to fulfill the most pressing needs of urban secondary schools in Rhode Island and beyond.

The yearlong MAT program at Brown is unique in blending the best of university- and residency-based teacher education programs, combining intensive coursework, immersive teaching experiences, and personalized coaching to prepare teachers to become culturally responsive and impactful educators advancing the cause of justice.

Master’s in Urban Education Policy

Now more than ever, urban schools need policy analysts and leaders who can improve students’ opportunities and outcomes. The yearlong program in urban education policy prepares students to become education change agents who can lead the fight.

Over the course of a year, UEP students complete an independent research project, take rigorous courses, and gain community experience through internships with Brown’s community partners. Through this integration of research, theory, and practice, students learn how urban education policy works, how decisions are made, how to measure policy consequences, and how to make an impact.