BA/BS-MAT Program

Our BA/BS-MAT dual degree program enables you to earn a master’s degree and become a certified teacher in a public elementary or secondary, or Jewish day school by the summer after your senior year. You’ll incur less debt and start working in the field sooner.

Our program enables you to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in a total of 10 semesters at Brandeis. After applying to the program in the fall of your junior year, you will begin graduate-level coursework in the summer after your junior year, completing the MAT in the summer after your senior year.

In addition to MAT coursework, you will complete a full year internship (fall, 18-21 hours/week and spring, five days/week). All MAT students complete a supplemental placement whereby they can see a “different context” within their concentration or work toward earning additional certification in either moderate disabilities or English as a second language.

Once you graduate from the program and pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL), you’ll be able to apply for a Massachusetts Initial License in elementary or secondary teaching.

Why Brandeis?

Brandeis’ renowned education studies and teacher education programs are rich in resources dedicated to informed teaching and learning. Our faculty have years of experience as instructors and researchers and are dedicated to helping you build a classroom where curiosity, creativity and good citizenship can thrive.

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