The MAT degree program is designed for talented liberal arts majors who majored in mathematics or have significant coursework in mathematics and wish to become high school or middle school mathematics teachers. One of the special features of Boston University’s MAT program is that students take 16 credits of mathematics (4 courses) from the College of Arts and Sciences. The MAT program leads to Initial licensure as a teacher of mathematics.
The program includes:
Immersion in mathematics as part of the PROMYS for Teachers program, where you engage in mathematical exploration and discovery with other teachers.
Integration of the best of method and content through close and ongoing collaboration of educators, mathematicians, and master teachers. MAT courses are taught by educators and by mathematicians. Explicit connections between deep mathematical ideas and student work in secondary school classrooms are highlighted in both graduate mathematics and mathematics education courses and also in field placements.
Teacher preparation for work in urban school settings that focuses on equity and emphasizes effective strategies to help diverse populations achieve in mathematics.
Time to complete MAT: 12 months, full time
Practicum: One field-based placement each semester
Tutoring: Candidates work with an urban high school student in the fall