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Middle and High School Education

This 12-month Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is for candidates who are seeking Massachusetts Initial teacher license at the middle and high school levels in the following areas:

  • Grades 5-8 and 8-12: English, History, Political Science/Political Philosophy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics
  • Grades 5-8: General Science
  • Grades 5-12: Latin and Classical Humanities
  • Grades PreK-8 and 5-12: Spanish and German

Our department also partners with the German and Classics Departments to offer two-year MA with teaching license degrees.

Program Director
Laura Rogers

Welcome message from program director

Tufts University offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in a variety of fields for children in grades 5-12. Candidates work closely with faculty and peers across disciplines in a university setting, as well as with a mentor teacher in a school setting, as they begin their preparation for teaching. In order to be effective educators for the 21st century, teachers must learn to understand school from multiple perspectives. These include seeing school from the perspective of policy makers, business leaders, teachers, principals, students, school psychologists, and families. As an MAT candidate at Tufts University, you will be asked to practice re-imagining the possibilities of schooling and what you can contribute as a teacher in a school to help all students to fulfill the promise of their talents and interests.

Welcome and explore these pages that offer you a glimpse into your future as an educator.

Laura Rogers
Interim Director, Middle and High School MAT Programs