BA/BS MAT Application checklist

“I’ve always been passionate about education, I’ve always had an interest in it, and I’ve always had an interest in children, but I never thought to combine the ideas I’ve learned in Psychology to my passion. So the idea of an intensive, fast program for me was really interesting. I want to be a professional and I want to be a professional as quickly as I can so I can get out in the field and do the work that I want to do. And I feel that this program is really preparing me for it. In the place where I am now, a few months in, I absolutely don’t regret the choice I’ve made. I feel so much more prepared now, of course, than I ever was before. I’m learning so much, and it’s difficult balancing coursework and any remnant of social life but I think it’s worth it.” – Gaby Yeshua, BA-BS MAT’17

  1. Fill out an application for student teaching (all BA/BS MAT applicants must submit an application for student teaching AND the BA/BS MAT program).
  2. Start application for the BA/BS MAT program through GSAS
  3. Select program: (Applicants for the Delet/Jewish day schools program should select from elementary or secondary concentrations.)
    1. Education | Elementary Education (Bachelors/M.A.T. for Brandeis Undergraduates) / Five-Year Bachelor's/Master's
    2. Education | Secondary Education (Bachelors/M.A.T. for Brandeis Undergraduates) / Five-Year Bachelor's/Master's 
  4. Upload requirements: CV, Essay, unofficial transcript (GRE waived), recommendation letters.
  5. Fill out self audit form.
  6. Fill out an undergraduate degree completion audit with the education advisor
  7. Submit application (application fee waived)
    1. Early decision: Formal application must be submitted by December 1 (upload your CV, statement of purpose, and transcript), complete the other requirements by Dec. 31. MAT will decide by mid-January. If admitted, you have 30 days to accept.
    2. Regular application due by January 30.
  8. Prepare for an interview.
  9. Coordinate with Students Financial Services about undergraduate financial aid for summer, fall.
  10. If admitted, you will receive an offer of admission from the Education Program and GSAS.
  11. Apply for need-based aid for spring & summer. Merit & alumni scholarships will be automatically awarded.
  12. After matriculating into the program, contact the Registrar's office to change your graduation date to February.
  13. Contact the Department of Community Living to inform them about your admission into the BA-MAT and your plans about housing in the Spring.