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Master of Arts in Teaching: Middle and High Schools

and more!

My first month of teaching has been wonderful, and I have you and the MAT program to thank! I have felt extremely prepared to handle everything that has come my way. It has not by any stretch been a walk in the park, but I haven't felt panicked at all. It is almost as if I don't have to think about what to do next because I already know, I've practiced or discussed it so many times. I definitely still have a lot a lot to learn, but I have the framework on which to build. I supposed this is what it would feel like to have very successfully trained for a marathon or some other large athletic feat. So, thank you! - Elizabeth Egan, MAT'15

Want to touch the future? Think about becoming a teacher who will help shape young peoples' lives and the future of our democracy.

MAT students work closely with outstanding faculty and fellow students in a cohort model. Our full-time, 14-month program begins with five weeks of classes in the summer, continues with a year-long internship in one of our affiliated schools, and concludes with a teacher research project presented during the second summer session.

The Brandeis Secondary Master of Arts in Teaching program offers:

  • An approach to teaching focusing on social justice
  • Personalized attention from faculty, mentors, and colleagues in the small and caring cohort
  • A holistic approach to adolescent development
  • A choice of an internship in an urban, suburban, or Jewish day school
  • Certification in middle (grades 5-8) and high (grades 8-12) school
  • Substantial scholarship and financial aid
  • Induction support, monthly meetings with faculty and other early-career professionals, throughout your first six years

Are you excited about inspiring young people to learn
your subject? Teaching critical thinking is not the same in mathematics as it is in English, history or Chinese. That’s why at Brandeis you learn pedagogy grounded in the subject
you teach. Discipline-based seminars ensure that you learn the optimal means for planning and instruction within your chosen subject. You also enroll in four university courses to deepen your knowledge about the content you will teach.

Click on the link to your discipline below to learn about the opportunities you will have to deepen your personal scholarship while you are preparing to teach the next generation:

Successful completion of the Middle or High School MAT, together with a passing grade on the state exams, leads to an initial license to teach in Massachusetts. Initial licensure in Massachusetts makes one eligible for licensure in the other states and the District of Columbia through the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. Other states may have additional licensure requirements.
For more information, please contact or call Manuel Tuan at (781) 736-2022.