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Welcome to the Education Department

As a student of education at Clark, you will become part of a community committed to understanding and addressing the complexities and possibilities of urban education. To further this mission, our department collaborates closely with  local school partners and with Clark’s two educational centers: the Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice and the Hiatt Center for Urban Education.

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Undergraduate Programs

We offer a major or minor in community, youth, and education studies or a minor in education. If qualified, you also may apply for Clark’s Accelerated B.A./Master of Arts in Teaching, with your fifth year of study tuition-free.

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Graduate Program

Our teacher preparation and initial licensure program leading to a master of arts in teaching is the first to earn approval with distinction from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Careers and Internships

As a student in education, you will gain experience interning in schools and with other organizations. Lay the groundwork for your career in teaching or affiliated fields such as school administration, counseling, libraries, nonprofit organizations, and more.

Partners at Clark and in the Community

Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice

The Adam Institute has a special charge: to develop, support, and understand teaching that puts all students, especially those who are under-prepared and underrepresented, on a path to college.

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Partner Schools

The Adam Institute’s network of K-12 partner schools is centered in Main South, a low-income urban neighborhood in Worcester. Partner schools represent a wide range of the challenges and possibilities of reform.

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Hiatt Center for Urban Education

The Hiatt Center for Urban Education is growing a community of inquiry among youth, school- and community-based educators, and Clark faculty and students.

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Contact Information

Department of Education

Office Location
  • Jonas Clark Hall
    Clark University
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7222
  • 1-508-793-8864