Brandeis University

Elementary Education


415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States



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.


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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