The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program prepares students with strong liberal arts backgrounds, including 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
- The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education
The program combines two summers of study on the Brandeis campus with a nine-month internship in a public elementary or secondary (middle or high) school or a Jewish day school, in the Boston area. Challenging coursework, guided teaching practice, inquiry into fundamental educational processes and purposes and theory-building are integrated across the entire 12-month span. A major undertaking is a classroom-based research project, designed and conducted by MAT students over the second half of the year, culminating in presentation of findings to faculty, friends and family prior to the award of degrees.
Estimated Program Length: 12 months
- Public Education-Elementary Concentration
- Jewish Day Schools/DeLeT Concentration
- Secondary Concentration