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Elementary-Level (Grades 1–6) Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours and final course grades of B- or better are required for completion of the M.A.T. degree. Graduate students pursuing Massachusetts Educator Licensure at the elementary level are required to participate in the summer semester.

Professional Teaching Knowledge (Pedagogy) Requirements

Subject Matter Knowledge

All students seeking Massachusetts Educator Licensure must have an undergraduate major in the liberal arts and sciences. Upon entering the M.A.T. program, the student and adviser will review the student's undergraduate transcript for subject matter preparation in the following areas:


Must include American, British and world literature


Natural Science

Must include one lab science


Must include two college-level math courses

Social Sciences

Must include the studies of economics and geography