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What makes Earlham's M.A.T. and M.Ed. programs unique? Besides a grounding in Quaker practices, several other features make the programs an excellent choice for curious and passionate educators.

Cohort Model

Teaching is a social activity, and so is learning. With our cohort-based model, students journey through the program from start to finish together. This strong, student-centered model provides a shared experience that offers academic, social and logistical support.


Not sure if you want to teach middle or high school? Passionate about an idea that seems unconventional? No problem! The M.A.T. and M.Ed. programs' small size and dedicated faculty support students in following their specific goals for becoming an educator. Features like frequent observation and supervision in clinical placements, detailed feedback on coursework, and on-site mentors make the program unique and relevant for each student.

"In order to have a long-lasting and fulfilling career in education, you have to find a group of supportive colleagues to invigorate you. Earlham’s cohort model does just that!"

— Camilla Fulvi '12, M.A.T '13

Theory Into Practice

Our students use their coursework and current educational settings for implementation and research during their time in the program. This concept aligns with our collective belief that putting educational theory into practice is where the most learning occurs.