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Now offering Secondary MAT programs in Mathematics and Chinese!
(Obtain an initial licensure to teach Mathematics or Chinese in a secondary school system)

Receive an additional license in moderate special needs!
(additional coursework and practicum hours required)

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Master of Arts in Teaching

Accepting applications for 2016 - 2017

Our program advisors are here to guide you through the admissions process and answer your questions about the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program. We offer an open house* on campus in the fall, winter and spring which will enable you to speak with faculty members, meet current students and attend a class with graduate students in the program.

MAT Open House

Open House

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • Thursday, January 28, 2016
  • Thursday, April 7, 2016
*Lunch will be provided

Online Video Chat

If you cannot attend the open house, we encourage you to connect with an advisor online. Our program advisors will answer questions about timelines, admission requirements, internships, schedules, scholarships and other matters.

To schedule an appointment, call 781-736-2022 or email

virtual tour of the campus is available online or by downloading a mobile application.

Individual Campus Visits

If you are unable to attend our open house, we are happy to schedule an individual visit with a program advisor. To request for an individual visit, please call or email us. We ask that you bring with you a CV and copy of your transcript.

Brandeis is located in Waltham, MA and our office is in Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC). Parking pass may be obtained at the small gatehouse by the main entrance. 

On the Road

We invite you to learn more about the MAT by meeting with a member of our graduate school representatives on the road.

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- About the MAT Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a year-long intensive program which prepares students with strong liberal arts backgrounds to become highly qualified, licensed classroom teachers. The program combines two summers of study on the Brandeis campus with a nine-month internship in a public elementary or secondary (middle or high) school or a Jewish day school, in the Boston area. Our secondary Concentration offers the following discipline: Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, Tanakh. Inquire about the option for eligibility to obtain additional certification for Moderate Special Needs.

We also offer a 10 Semester BA-MAT Program for Brandeis undergraduate students.

Brandeis University was founded on principles of social justice. Our MAT program provides you with the tools to make real social change through a year-long teaching internship with dedicated mentor teachers in exciting urban, suburban, and day schools, a cohort structure for a true learning community and our 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.

Our graduates who teach locally receive support through our induction program. Meet a few of our alumni.

- Online Video Chat FAQs

Q: Is it possible to send my resume and transcript to the advisor?
A: Yes, we encourage prospective applicants to send a resume and unofficial transcript before the scheduled appointment. Simply email to document to

Q: What communication app can I use?
A: We normally use Skype (or BlueJeans)

Q: When are online advisors normally available?
A: Generally, advisors are available during normal work hours (Mondays - Fridays, 9am-5pm).

- Contact Us

Do you have questions that you would like to email us? Ask us and we will respond.

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General admission questions, early decision, scholarships and financial aid, scheduling appointments M. Tuan
Specific questions about the Elementary Concentration R.K. Theodorou
Specific questions about the Secondary Concentration M. Margolis
Specific questions about the Jewish day school Concentration N. Leibson
- Driving directions to ASAC from the Gatehouse (main entrance)

As you drive onto campus from South Street,

1. stop at the small brick “gate house” to get a parking pass;

2. continue toward Upper Campus on the Loop Road, past the Castle on your left ;

3. as you approach the Heller School on your left, you will see ASAC just ahead ;

4. turn right into Tower parking lot just across the road from the Heller School;

5. enter the building under the “Abraham Shapiro…” awning ;

Secondary Concentration
Public Elementary Concentration
Jewish Day Schools (DeLeT)
Arrival/Pick up a packet
Arrival/Pick Up a packet
Teacher Research, Orah Minder, ASAC 204
Teacher Research, Orah Minder, ASAC 204
12:00 - 1:30pm
Arrival/Pick up a packet
Lunch (Atrium)
Question and Answer
Lunch (Atrium)
Question and Answer
Lunch (Atrium)
Question and Answer
individual appts./ free time
individual appts./ free time
 Teaching Jewish Holidays, Leibson, ASAC 204 (1-3pm)
Ed 175a, Teaching ELL, Kathy Lobo, ASAC 209 (4:00-6:20pm)
Rotating Seminars, ASAC 204 (3:30-5:30pm)