Education Program at Clark University

M.A. in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Transform students’ lives through progressive urban teaching

Clark’s unique one-year master’s degree in Teaching is a nationally recognized immersion program for beginning teachers committed to the life-changing work of urban teaching. The practice-intensive program is run by Clark’s Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice, which is committed to the development of innovative models of urban teacher preparation, teaching and school cultures that empower all students to attend college.

We are extremely proud of our graduates, almost all of whom are contributing as teachers or in other roles in public education.

Why Study Teaching at Clark?

  • A team of progressive scholar-practitioners transforming urban education.
  • In-class teaching experience during an intensive, yearlong internship.
  • Emphasis on combining knowledge of self, students, subject matter and school and social context in practice.
  • Team learning in our network of partner schools in urban neighborhoods, including the nationally renowned University Park Campus School.
  • Close, caring mentoring by faculty, school teachers and administrators.
  • Thus far, the only program in Massachusetts to earn approval “with distinction” from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Adam and Herschel scholarships are available for qualified candidates on a competitive basis.