Why Brandeis

"The master's program has taught me a lot about my teaching philosophy and my "teacher self." This experience has broadened my approach to education and the ways I carry myself in the classroom." - Cynthia Massillon, MAT'12

Why Choose the Brandeis MAT?

  • A philosophy of education rooted in social justice
  • Personalized attention from faculty, mentors, and colleagues in the small and caring cohort
  • Discipline-focused pedagogy that enables you to share your passion for your subject with your students
  • A holistic approach to adolescent development
  • A choice of an internship in an urban, suburban, or Jewish day school
  • Dual certification in middle (grades 5-8) and high (grades 8-12) school
  • Substantial scholarships and financial aid

Why Choose Teaching?

  • The children and youth of America urgently need bold, capable, committed teachers.
  • You need to do meaningful work, and teaching is as meaningful as it gets.
  • Teaching is actually a growth field, despite the economic crisis. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, US schools will need 3 million to 5 million new teachers over the next decade.

To learn more about scholarships, costs and financial assistance, e-mail MAT@brandeis.edu; to learn what our graduates are doing, click on Alumni.