If you are considering enrolling in the BA/BS-MAT Program, please review the requirements below.
Begin taking courses required for the minor in teacher education. To increase your experience and understanding of teaching, we request that you take the first two courses for the minor. As well, an adviser can talk through your options in seeking graduate education and employment in teaching.
Complete undergraduate requirements in the fall of your senior year. The BA/BS-MAT is a fast-track and intense program, and your adviser can help ensure that all your requirements — undergraduate, majors/minors, and optional studies are completed by the end of your fall semester senior year.
Apply for Undergraduate Student Teaching. This application helps Teacher Education Program leaders assess your readiness to teach and your candidacy as a BA/BS-MAT student.
Follow the BA/BS-MAT Application Checklist to complete your application to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). The application fee is waived and GREs are not required for Brandeis graduates. The deadline to submit a completed application is January 31.
BA/BS-MAT dual degree program join other MAT students in all coursework and seminars before, during and after their senior year.
|Fall of junior year||Undergraduate||Apply for student teaching and BA/BS-MAT|
|Summer before senior year||Undergraduate||Take Summer MAT Courses|
|Fall of senior year||Undergraduate||Complete Undergraduate Courses & Take MAT Courses|
|Spring||Graduate||Take MAT Courses|
|Summer after senior year||Graduate||Take MAT Courses|
As an applicant to the dual degree program, you will be accepted as a special student with a status of “undergraduate” during the first summer. Once you accept the offer of admission, you must contact the Registrar’s office and request to change your graduation date to the end of the fall semester.
You will be eligible for undergraduate aid that is currently in place during the summer of your junior year and the fall semester of your senior year. Undergraduate aid will be prorated for the first summer, during which the MAT tuition will be charged. To find out the amount you would be eligible for, contact Student Financial Services.
In the fall semester, full undergraduate aid and tuition for which you are eligible will be applied. In the spring and second summer, MAT tuition will be charged and you will be eligible for financial aid from GSAS offered to MAT students.
If you live on campus, contact the Department of Community Living after you matriculate into the BA/BS-MAT Program and inform the staff that you plan to keep your current housing.