2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, MAED


The Master of Arts in Education is designed for practicing teachers, typically those working in partner schools, interested in deepening their practice and understanding of student learning. The program curriculum emphasizes the importance of reflection and inquiry as part of a teacher’s practice, and culminates in a teacher research project. The curriculum is otherwise tailored to the background and interests of each teacher.

The program’s core purpose sits squarely in the intersection of the respective missions of the Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice and Hiatt Center for Urban Education to support the development and understanding of practice, and aligns with the emphasis at Clark on socially engaged learning and on connecting learning to practice.

Graduate Program Requirements

Complete nine (9) course units preapproved by the Education Chair (or a Co-Chair) and a faculty mentor distributed as follows:

  • 4-5 Education courses overlapped with the Master of Arts in Teaching program
  • 1-2 directed study (EDUC 399 ) courses matched to the teacher’s curriculum or practice
  • 2 or more Education courses focused on teacher research
  • Teacher Research Project and Presentation over a period of at least one year (comparable to a master’s thesis), including a public presentation of the work


Education Faculty and Staff

Program Faculty

Kate Bielaczyc, Ph.D.
Thomas Del Prete, Ed.D.
Holly Dolan
Eric DeMeulenaere, Ph.D.
Letina Jeranyama, Ph.D.
Sarah Michaels, Ph.D.  
Carmen Ocón, Ph.D.
Jie Park, Ph.D.
Heather Roberts, Ph.D.  
Raphael Rogers, Ed.D.

Adam Teacher Fellows

Kyle Pahigian, M.A.T.
Leann Ledoux, M.A.T.

Emeriti Faculty

S. Leslie Blatt, Ph.D.
Sharon A. Griffin, Ph.D.
David S. Zern, Ph.D.

Part time Faculty

John Ameer, Ed.D.
Nathaniel C. Seale, M.Ed.


Andrea Allen, Program Adminstrator
Cindy Gabriel, Office Assistant