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.

Academics and Research

The Curriculum

We believe teaching should not only be in service of social justice, but also empower students to act upon issues of equity and justice. These priorities are grounded in the central themes of our Teacher Education Program: Teaching for Social Justice, Teaching for Understanding, Teaching All Learners, and Teaching as Inquiry.

After Brandeis


Upon graduation, teacher candidates who graduate from the BA/BS- MAT program teach at all levels in public, private and Jewish day schools. One hundred percent of all graduates from this program have gained employment in either lead or assistant teaching positions. Some graduates choose to teach abroad as Fulbright Scholars or in other schooling contexts before returning to their work as U.S. educators.

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