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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

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The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high school and middle school subject area teachers who have an initial license and are seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed to meet the "appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree program will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already hold a standard level or professional license and want to acquire additional knowledge and a master's degree in the discipline. The BSU MAT program offers the following disciplines: Biology, Creative Arts, History, Mathematics, Music, Physics, and Physical Science. 

The MAT program offers:

  • Diverse faculty with advanced degrees and extensive teaching and research experience
  • A solid foundation in effective teaching, learning, research and communication skills
  • A deeper understanding of instruction and assessment techniques for diverse learners
  • Development of advocacy and leadership competencies
  • Full and part-time program options
  • Small classes that facilitate a more personalized learning experience
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

Admissions Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • An officially reported GRE General Test score.
  • An Initial teaching License
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation, including one that speaks to the candidate's mathematical ability
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume 
  • A Personal Statement regarding the reasons you want to pursue graduate work in this field, your specific interest and experiences in this field, and your career goals

Application Deadlines
April 1 for Fall : due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily reviewing on a rolling basis
October 1 for Spring 
February 1 for Summer 

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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program provides a dynamic and inspiring learning environment, offering you countless opportunities to work side-by-side with peers, experienced classroom teachers and dedicated faculty in a collegial and supportive atmosphere. Integrating theory and practice, the program provides a balanced emphasis on building advanced teaching skills and deeper knowledge within a particular discipline.

The BSU MAT program offers the following disciplines: Please visit each program page for more information. 

Biology, MAT 

Visual Arts, MAT 

History, MAT 

Mathematics, MAT 

Music, MAT 

Physical Science, MAT

Physics, MAT

Funding Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews.  For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics is eligible for unsubsidized student loans and applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more specific questions, please visit the Financial Aid Office website or contact them directly at

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