Be the change. Help urban students discover the power of their minds and voices through teaching.
When you enter the Clark University Master of Arts in Teaching program (MAT), you join a cohort of passionate, like-minded students, professors, and partner teachers dedicated to actively pursuing social equity and justice through careers in teaching. Our commitment to powerful pedagogy, in close partnership with urban schools, sets us apart. We are the first teacher preparation and initial licensure program to earn approval with distinction from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Our intensive one-year master’s program begins in May on the Clark University campus. By August, and for the remainder of the program, you will be fully immersed at one of five partner schools within the Worcester Public Schools system. This approach provides you the time to develop the practices and the meaningful relationships that lie at the heart of effective teaching in our urban schools.
These exceptional hands-on learning experiences are the result of carefully arranged, intentional placements that allow you to work closely with a teacher, university mentor, and a classroom of students. When you complete the program, you will be qualified for licensure and equipped to help generations of Clark alumni transform urban education.
The MAT program is an integral part of Clark’s Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice, which has formed a learning community in deep partnership with students, teachers, and schools in Clark’s Main South neighborhood. We encourage you to visit the Adam Institute’s website to learn more about the MAT program and the Adam Institute learning community, partner schools, impact, reputation, and initiatives, including the teacher diversity initiative.
Learn more on the Adam Institute website