Social Studies Education: MAT

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is designed for liberal arts graduates in history or political science who wish to teach in middle or secondary schools and who have not completed any professional education courses. The program begins in June each year, though in some cases students may begin in September. It is also possible to complete the degree over a longer time period as a part-time student.

In collaboration with the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, students in this 12-month, full-time program prepare for Massachusetts initial teacher licensure and further strengthen their chosen academic fields. Licensure reciprocity exists with many states, but students should investigate specifics in the state of anticipated residence.

Students complete courses in professional education, additional graduate courses in their content fields, and a student-teaching experience.

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