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The program leading to the degree of master of arts in teaching is designed for students who are planning to teach in elementary, middle or high schools and those wishing to do advanced study in the field of education. The M.A.T. program combines study in the field of the student’s academic interest; the specific teaching field for students preparing to teach at the secondary or middle school levels, broader liberal arts and sciences subjects for students preparing to teach at the elementary level; with experience in teaching and the study of education theory.

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. For a list of the state-approved licensure areas available, please visit the Education and Child Study website.

Master of Arts in Teaching Tuition & Fees 2023-24

Fee Cost
Application fee $60
Full academic-year tuition (after Smith award) 
(12 or more credits per semester)
Part-time academic-year program fee (after Smith award) 
(8-11 credits per semester)
Summer session tuition $2,500
Part-time tuition (fee per credit) 
(fewer than 8 credits per semester)
Health insurance (estimate)*  
Coverage beginning August 15  $3,600
Coverage beginning June 15 (M.A.T. students only) $4,000

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

Review of applications begins November 1 and ends April 15, 2024

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.