Bridgewater State University

College of Graduate Studies

Secondary Education


Office of Graduate Admissions

Maxwell Library, 10 Shaw Road

Bridgewater, MA 02325

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.T.- Master of Arts in Teaching (Professional Licensure), Post Baccalaureate (Initial Licensure)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Accelerated Postbaccalaureate (APB) program is a rigorous, accelerated graduate level program of study (15 credits) that leads to initial teacher licensure. Recognizing the unique strengths of nontraditional licensure candidates, the APB program is designed for individuals who are committed to becoming outstanding teachers. The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high school and middle school subject area teachers who have an initial license and are seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed to meet the “appropriate master’s degree” requirement, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree program will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already hold a standard level of professional license and want to acquire additional knowledge and a master’s degree in the discipline. Content areas: ? Biology (grades 5-8 or 8-12) ? Chemistry (grades 5-8 or 8-12) (APB only) ? Dance (all levels) (APB only) ? Earth Science (grades 5-8 or 8-12) (APB only) ? English (grades 5-8 or 8-12) ? Foreign Language: Spanish (grades 5-12) (APB only) ? History (grades 5-8 or 8-12) ? Mathematics (grades 5-8 or 8-12) ? Music (all levels) ? Physics (grades 5-8 or 8-12) ? Theatre (all levels) (APB only) ? Visual Arts (grades PreK-8 or 5-12) (APB only)


National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 365 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

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