About Our Department

Clarkson Masters of Arts in Teaching Boot Camp

The Clarkson Master of Arts in Teaching program is a nationally recognized program of excellence. We have a 100% job placement rate for graduates and feature a unique full year teaching internship period. The internship puts you in the setting where you will learn, through a mentored experience, how to be an effective classroom teacher.

As an undergraduate you receive advising to ensure you are working toward all the requirements for degree acceptance. The Clarkson MAT program also has a dedicated career consultant who works with every student to ensure success in the job market. Our alumni constantly rave about our program and have even been recognized by President Obama.

For detailed information on our measures of success, please see Education Department Public Information.

Rise High @Clarkson

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The mission of Rise High @ Clarkson is to provide sustained exposure to diverse learning opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to under-resourced youth in our Schenectady area community via comprehensive approaches that address and overcome barriers to academic, personal and wellness development. 

Rise High is a Saturday morning program for 6th through 12th graders to experience fun, hands-on learning from industry and academic experts.  Students are exposed to real-world STEM topics while building their network and mentor relationships.

As we expose our youth from under-resourced communities to these opportunities, our goal is to increase their awareness, confidence, and interest to pursue STEM careers that can provide them with an improved quality of life, while making a difference in the world!


Department Spotlight


Clarkson has been awarded a five-year $2.52 million grant from the National Professional Development Program through the U. S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition, which will be used to support a professional development and research project called "Advancing Language and Literacy for English Learners". Read more about the awarded grant.