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Overview

Prospective MAT students apply to one of the following concentrations: The full-time, 13-month Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program prepares recent college graduates, career-changers and others with significant life experience to become highly qualified, licensed classroom teachers. Two degrees are offered: the Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education and the Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education (Middle and High Schools). We also offer a BA/BS-MAT program to current Brandeis undergraduates. We also have a Teacher Leadership Program for experienced teachers. Visit the Education Department's website for more information about these programs. Application information can be found below.

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How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline: March 15.

Rolling admissions: After March 15, applications received may be reviewed for the next academic year, unless otherwise notified by the Teacher Education program.

BA/BS-MAT for Brandeis undergraduates: Apply in the fall of junior year

Rolling Admissions

Applications will be accepted and reviewed in the order received until the cohort is full. After the program fills, qualified applicants may be offered a place on our waitlist.

The application deadline is March 15. After March 15, applications received may be reviewed for the next academic year, unless otherwise notified by the Teacher Education program.

For questions about the application process and timetable, please email mat@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-2022.

Early Admission

Early admission to the MAT program is an option for qualified applicants to be admitted for graduate study prior to the committee’s review of other applicants. Applicants should apply by December 1; the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will waive the application fee for early applicants.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the program, including the BA/BS-MAT program, you need to submit:

Please also note:

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.