Brandeis University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Education: Elementary, Secondary, or Jewish Day Schools (MA in Teaching)


415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary, Secondary, or Jewish Education, Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Brandeis MAT will prepare you to make a difference in today’s diverse classrooms. Through our intensive, 13-month program, you will earn a master’s degree, an elementary or secondary (subject specific) Massachusetts Initial License and the option to earn an additional certification in Moderate Disabilities or in English as a Second Language. Your coursework will be fully integrated with a year-long student-teaching internship in a public urban, suburban or Jewish day school classroom.

In the MAT program, you will join a deeply committed, intellectually engaged cohort of aspiring teachers. Together, you will learn to apply big ideas — like equity, justice, cognition, and differentiation — to the daily work of teaching. For your culminating project you will engage in Teacher Research, systematically studying the teaching and learning in your classroom.

At Brandeis, students — both our graduate students and their K-12 students — are at the center of the MAT program. Whether in the university or in the classroom, students are at the core of our work: who they are, what they bring and how they think. As an MAT student at Brandeis, you’ll learn alongside invested, engaged graduate students in a close-knit cohort, and you’ll benefit from experienced and supportive faculty who are dedicated to your success.

The best teachers never stop learning. Even after you graduate, our induction program will support you as you navigate your school’s culture, refine your teaching practice and develop your teacher identity.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: A variety of loan programs, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the TERI Continuing Education Loan, may be available to Graduate Professional Studies students who meet this criteria.

Locale: Midsize Suburb

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