Education: Online M.A.T.

Earn your graduate degree and initial Massachusetts teaching licensure through our 12-month online master of arts in teaching programs in Elementary STEM Education and Middle School Math or Science. 

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Office of Graduate Admissions
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3395

Elementary Education with a focus on STEM
The elementary education program at Tufts prepares candidates for licensure in grades 1-6. Our immersive program specifically focuses on how approaches to STEM instruction can be infused across the elementary curriculum.  Candidates who complete this degree will be uniquely qualified at the elementary level. The 33-credit program can be completed in 12 months of full-time study.

Middle School Education in Math or Science
The middle school education program prepares candidates interested in teaching Science or Mathematics at the middle school level (5-8).  Applicants must have prior coursework in their concentration areas of math or science to be eligible for licensure. Candidates will graduate from the online program as thoughtful, competent and reflective educators who are prepared to embrace the intellectual work of classroom teaching. The 30-credit program can be completed in 12 months of full-time study.

Online M.A.T. Program Highlights:

  • 2, 3-day on-campus residencies, as required for licensure, where online students come together with faculty to prepare for upcoming course and practicum work.
  • 8-month placement in a school to do deep, immersive classroom-based learning and practicum work. Placement occurs concurrently with coursework.
  • Become part of a learning community at a top ranked university to launch your teaching career.

Application Deadline

Fall: January 2

> Application fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal statement
GRE scores are not required
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test, if applicable
> Transcripts
> Three letters of recommendation

- 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. 



Susan Barahal, Lecturer and Director Art Education Program
Susan Barahal
Ph.D. , Boston University
Director of Art Education
Linda Beardsley
Senior Lecturer
M.Ed. , Tufts University
Teacher Education
Bárbara M. Brizuela
Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Mathematics education, early childhood education, and cognitive development
Steven Cohen
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. , Brandeis University
High school history; Director of Undergraduate Education
Julia Gouvea
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of California, Davis
Biology education
Brian Gravel
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Director of Elementary Education
David Hammer
Professor and Chair
Ph.D. , University of California
Physics education; Director of the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction
Andrew Izsak
Andrew Izsak
Ph.D. , U.C. Berkeley
Director of STEM Education
Silas Pinto
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. , University of Rhode Island
Director of the School Psychology Program
Shameka Powell
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-director of Educational Studies
Ryan Redmond
M.A.T. , Tufts University
Supervisor of Placements and Professional Development; Interim Director of Middle and High School Education
Cynthia Robinson
Senior Lecturer
M.S. , Bank Street College of Education
Director of Museum Studies
Noelle Roop, Lecturer, Department of Education
Noelle Roop
Ed.D. , Northeastern University– School Psychology
School Psychology
Erin Seaton
Senior Lecturer
Ed.D. , Harvard Graduate School of Education
School Psychology