Spark  Teacher Education Institute partners with Marlboro Graduate School to offer teacher certification and a Masters in Social Justice Education. Participants work side-by-side for an entire year with a skilled mentor teacher, learning to integrate social justice and equity content into the mainstream curriculum.

The program strives to instill an understanding of self and others in conjunction with the development of skills, knowledge, critical thinking and compassion required for creating an equitable and engaging learning environment for diverse learners.            

The program produces teachers and leaders in education who engage to restructure contemporary systems. It provides experiential and theoretical preparation for transformative work in all aspects of education. Graduates go on to positions in education throughout the world, equipped for the challenges of teaching and for their role as leaders and innovators.

TO APPLY visit the MAT-SJ Program website


Spark Teacher Education Institute

Spark Street Theatre

As teachers, we know that teaching is one of the best ways to learn. As people who want to live in a better world, we ask ourselves, to learn what? For what purpose? We in the Spark Theater Collective have been teaching and learning together for three years now. We have performed our pieces on the street, at conferences, demonstrations, and workshops. Our performances and workshops are the culmination of weeks, sometimes months, of study and discussion. And while most theater troupes would spend their time together blocking, memorizing lines, and developing their characters, we spend our time studying. 

Our politics are both revealed and transformed through this praxis. For us, street theater has also made studying a way to connect with each other and push each other's thinking. A way to find joy in work that so many would see as depressing or draining.Street theater is also meant to disrupt. It disrupts our comfortable lives and our false consciousness. We want to use it to disrupt that of others as well.