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Master of Arts in Teaching

Prospective candidates should have a superior undergraduate record and should present evidence of personal qualifications for effective teaching. Those interested in the M.A.T. in secondary or middle school teaching should also possess an appropriate concentration—normally a major—in the subject they wish to teach. All applicants should submit a paper or other piece of work that is illustrative of their writing. Applicants with teaching experience should include a letter of recommendation concerning their teaching.

Forms & Deadlines

Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through April 15
Application fee ($60) Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through April 15
Official transcript of the undergraduate record Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through April 15
Letters of recommendation from instructors at the undergraduate institution and/or supervisors in teaching experience Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through April 15
Paper written in advanced undergraduate course or other piece of work illustrative of your writing Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through April 15
Résumé and personal statement Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through April 15
November 1
Application fee ($60) November 1
Official transcript of the undergraduate record November 1
Letters of recommendation from instructors at the undergraduate institution and/or supervisors in teaching experience November 1
Paper written in advanced undergraduate course or other piece of work illustrative of your writing November 1
Résumé and personal statement November 1
Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through January 15
Application fee ($60) Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through January 15
Official transcript of the undergraduate record Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through January 15
TOEFL or IELTS scores Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through January 15
Letters of recommendation from instructors at the undergraduate institution Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through January 15
Paper written in advanced undergraduate course Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through January 15
Résumé and personal statement Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through January 15
Decisions made on a monthly basis from November 1 through January 15

Information About Admission

For questions about admission, please call or write:

Graduate and Special Programs
College Hall 103
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Email: gradstdy@smith.edu
Phone: 413-585-3053
Fax: 413-585-3054


Required Materials

  • Formal application
  • Application fee ($60)
  • Official transcript(s) of the undergraduate record
  • Letters of recommendation from instructors at the undergraduate institution and/or supervisors in teaching experience
  • Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – applicable only to applicants from non-English-speaking countries
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – applicable only to international applicants from English-speaking countries, in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS
  • A paper written in an advanced undergraduate course
  • Résumé
  • Statement of objectives

M.A.T. Tuition & Fees 2018-19

Application fee $60
Full academic-year tuition (after Smith award)
(12 or more credits per semester)
$16,000
Part-time academic-year program fee (after Smith award)
(8-11 credits per semester)
$8,000
Summer session tuition $2,500
Part-time tuition (fee per credit)
(fewer than 8 credits per semester)
$1,560
Health insurance (estimate)*  
Coverage beginning August 15  $2,400
Coverage beginning June 15 (M.A.T. students only) $2,800

 *This fee may be waived if you are a U.S. citizen with comparable health insurance that will cover you while in Massachusetts.

Financial Assistance

Scholarship assistance is provided to all students who are admitted to the Master of Arts in Teaching Program. If you are interested in a federal student loan, please see the Financial Aid website.

More Information

If you have questions about the M.A.T. program, please contact Gina Wyman, coordinator of teacher education, at gwyman@smith.edu.