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Teacher Rounds Program

Teacher Rounds are a signature collaborative learning practice in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and in partner schools. Drawing on the concept of a "round" in medical practice, Teacher Rounds bring together small groups—for example, MAT students, teachers and education faculty—for focused observation, inquiry, and reflection in classrooms. Teacher Rounds aim to share and make teaching practice transparent, cultivate habits of reflection and inquiry, develop mutual understanding of student learning and teaching, and build learning communities grounded in the work that teachers and students do every day.

Learn more: The Rounds Model of Professional Development [pdf], by Thomas Del Prete

Comments on Teacher Rounds

The rounds were fascinating. I was at the elementary level and what was so fascinating there was the quality of conversation among the teachers, master's students, and among the kids.

Frances Rust
Director of Teacher Education Programs
UPENN Graduate School of Education


The round was very inspiring. I was most impressed with the…detailed discussions around practice using very specific student evidence...The sign of an authentic, organic, and thoughtful partnership between a school and a university is the multi-vocal narrative of their work together!

Monica Taylor
Montclair State University
Associate Professor/Lead Faculty of the Newark-Montclair Urban Teacher Residency


The teacher round that I attended was terrific. The Clark student was open and seemed interested in all observations...I was very impressed by the amount of time the MAT students were able to be in schools as learners.

Helen Featherstone
Brandeis University