The Department of Education is home for the study of how people learn and how to help people learn. Many of our students are preparing to work in schools, as teachers or as school psychologists; some are preparing for careers in museums and some for careers in education research.
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Teacher Preparation Degree Programs
These programs are for students seeking initial teacher licensure. Teachers and specialists who wish to further their study in education and educational research, please see options below in Educational Studies, Museum Education and STEM Education.
Master of Arts in Teaching Degrees
- M.A.T. Art Education (grades PK-8 and grades 5-12)
- M.A.T. Elementary STEM
- M.A.T. Middle and High School
M.A. with Teacher Licensure
M.S., Ph.D. in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
The M.S. and Ph.D. program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education will prepare researchers and educators who will contribute to improve STEM Education.
Ph.D. in Education: Physics Education
The Ph.D. program in Physics Education combines curriculum from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Education.
The application deadline for fall admission is January 15 for M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in education, and January 2 for M.A.T. (Art Education, Elementary STEM, and Middle and High School Education) applicants.
GRE General Test scores required of all applicants, except for the following:
- Current Tufts undergraduates
- Tufts undergraduate alumni within two years of graduating
M.A.T. in Art Education applicants must submit a portfolio. GREs are not required for this program.
Middle/High School M.A.T. candidates: Two of the three letters of recommendation should be from academic professionals representing the subject area in which the applicant is seeking licensure.
M.A.T. or M.A. with licensure in a foreign language: Please submit a writing sample in the language of specialization.
Physics & STEM Ph.D. applicants:
Personal statement: Tell us about what motivates you to study STEM Education at Tufts. In this we are hoping for a reflection about your experiences and personal objectives, 1500-2500 words.
Scholarly writing sample: Where the personal statement is about you, this should be a sample of your scholarly writing about a topic in STEM Education, citing references from relevant literature. Feel free to send a paper you've already written, for a course or for publication, or write something new focused on problems you are interested to study.
For more information, visit the Department of Education.
For questions about education programs, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the appropriate graduate program director:
- Art Education - Susan Barahal
- Educational Studies - Sabina Vaught
- Elementary Education - Brian Gravel
- Museum Education - Cynthia Robinson
- School Psychology - Steven Luz-Alterman and Laura Rogers
- STEM Education - David Hammer
- Teacher Education - Linda Beardsley
Department of Education
12 Upper Campus Road, Paige Hall
Medford, Massachusetts 02155
Telephone: (617) 627-3244