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Middle and High School Education
About the Program
In the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program we teach you how to think deeply about the relationships that are critical for effective teaching and learning. These relationships exist within what Joseph McDonald calls the wild triangle: "Real teaching, I learned in time, happens inside a wild triangle of relationships - among teacher, students, subject - and the points of this triangle shift continuously".* This wild triangle operates within the culture of power articulated by Lisa Delpit.** To prepare to be teachers, we believe that it is important to begin our work together by exploring our educational and lived experiences and understanding where we are situated in the culture of power.
Candidates ordinarily complete the program within one academic year and two summer semesters. Advisors work with you to ensure your coursework meets all the requirements for Massachusetts Initial license, developed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Eight of the required courses are in education, including a year-long field-based experience. Candidates also takes two to four graduate level courses in the academic field for which license is sought.
Candidates for the MAT degree will demonstrate the ability to:
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