Brandeis University

Elementary Education

Address:

415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States

Phone:

781-736-3410

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Elementary Education

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Teaching program offers two paths for prospective elementary school teachers: a concentration in Public Education, and a concentration in Jewish Day Schools. Each concentration combines a year of guided teaching practice with formal study of principles and practices of instruction; philosophical, historical, and sociological contexts of education; and child study. As a culminating activity, MAT candidates design and execute a classroom-based research project. Program themes are: Teaching for understanding, knowing students as learners, inquiry, and teaching for social justice. Candidates work closely with colleagues, faculty, and experienced mentor teachers in this intensive, cohort-based, one year & two summer program. The concentration in Public Education at the Elementary level is suitable for recent B.A. recipients and for mid-career professionals seeking a change in direction. The concentration in Jewish Day Schools is an option for graduates of the DeLeT program.

Accreditation:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

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: Small City

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