Master of Arts in


Generous Scholarships & Financial Aid

Most Brandeis Master of Arts in Teaching students receive a minimum 25% scholarship, plus additional financial aid funding.

Fast track into the classroom

Geared to both recent graduates and career changers, our full-time, 13-month teacher certification program begins each June. The MAT program includes a 9-month internship in a Boston-area elementary school, middle school, or high school.

Teacher prep for elementary & secondary education

Experienced, dedicated K-12 teacher faculty support your professional and personal growth as you gain the skills to succeed in the classroom. Our collegial atmosphere continues even after you earn your degree through a program to support our teacher alumni in the Boston area.

"I was drawn to Brandeis' teaching program because of the university's small size, academic rigor, and focus on social justice. This program helped me develop the skills and strategies I need to be a great teacher, one who will inspire my students to be creative thinkers and insightful citizens of the world."

Ben, '12, High School History Teacher, Massachusetts

Brandeis University's Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary and Secondary education)

Are you an aspiring teacher? Learn how we
can help you find the teacher within.

We believe that gifted teachers awaken confidence & curiosity in all students, from the most capable to those with challenges to overcome. Brandeis' Master of Arts in Teaching helps to create such teachers, providing educators like you with the capabilities to change students' lives. If you have the makings of a truly great teacher, we can help you gain the skills and experience to match.

  • Just outside of Boston
  • One-year program leads to the initial teaching license in Massachusetts & 44 other states, plus Washington, D.C.
  • Secondary subject areas include Chinese, English, History, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, & Tanakh/Bible
  • Excellent job placement record
  • Additional licensure in moderate special needs