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“Some people are called to teaching. They have known for a long time, even since childhood, that teaching is where they belong. Others don’t discover teaching until much later, perhaps not until after they have tried a number of paths, or have found themselves on no path at all. But then, at some point, something clicks, and they say, ‘Yes. I need to teach. I have something to give as a teacher.’ "

        “The Brandeis MAT welcomes your interest, whether you are a recent BA or a career-changer, someone who has known “forever” that teaching is for you or someone who is just now thinking about this enormously important, challenging, and rewarding profession."

        “Teaching will test you. Sometimes it will make your head hurt. But sometimes it will make your heart soar, and sometimes it will give you the chance to see the world, or a subject matter you love, in a whole new way. It allows you to continue growing. Above all, it allows you to make a difference in young people’s lives, day in and day out."

        “Come visit. If teaching is for you, maybe you should work with us.”

--Professor Dirck Roosevelt, Director, MAT

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Want to Teach?

Learn about the Brandeis
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program
Public Elementary, Secondary, and Jewish Day Schools

We can help you become a bold and creative teacher at the elementary or secondary (middle and high school) level. If your passion is public education and its democratic mission, we have the program for you. If you are called to teach in the day school world, we have the program for you. If you want to earn your teaching license and get a high quality, inquiry-oriented graduate education, Brandeis is the place.

Learn more: Come to one of our open houses on campus, or schedule a personal visit. We invite you to sit in on one of our terrific classes, meet some of our outstanding faculty, visit with current students (some of the warmest and most interesting people you’ll ever meet), and to receive individual advising from one of our lead faculty.

In the Brandeis MAT you will find a year-long teaching internship, dedicated mentor teachers and exciting urban, suburban, and day schools, a cohort structure for a true learning community, and exceptional faculty attention. We will challenge you intellectually and practically, we will ask you to take risks, and we will support you while you do.

Generous scholarship support is available.

If an on campus visit doesn’t work for you, we invite you to schedule a phone consultation.

Contact Manuel Tuan at 781-736-2022 or email:

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