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: French, Spanish, German, Japanese
Our department also partners with the
Classics Departments to offer two-year MA with teaching
Welcome message from program director
We all know schools; most of us have spent considerable time in a
place called school. In a culture that values education, in a
society that requires young people to spend years learning in
structured institutions, schools and the education they represent
emerge as powerful influences on our lives and our communities. The
systems, routines, rituals and values experienced in these places
seem familiar to each of us.
In Tufts University's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs, you
will be asked to reflect upon the fact that, as familiar as "school"
may seem, each of us knows schools, teaching and learning best from
our own perspective as a student. But there are many perspectives to
consider when you enter school as a teacher. 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 to 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.
Director, Middle and High School MAT Program