Earn your M.A.T. in Middle and High School Education

Beyond learning how to teach, you’ll discover how to think deeply about teaching and build relationships.

The Master of Arts in Teaching at Tufts University prepares middle and high school educators in a variety of academic fields. In the program, you’ll be paired with a local classroom and mentor teacher in your subject area and grade level of interest. The experience will give you the opportunity to try different teaching strategies and to reflect on the teaching experience while completing the practicum component required for Massachusetts Initial License in Middle and High School Education.


Finish in One Year

Students typically complete the 10-12 course program over an academic year and two 6-week summer sessions. Eight of the required courses are in education and 2-4 are graduate courses in your chosen academic field. 

Job Placement

100% of Tufts M.A.T. program graduates who have sought a teaching position have been successfully employed as teachers.


Licenses Available in:
  • Grades 5-8 and 8-12: English, History, Political Science/Political Philosophy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics
  • Grades 5-8: General Science
  • Grades 5-12: Latin and Classical Humanities
  • Grades PreK-8 and 5-12: Spanish and German
Program Highlights:
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized path of study
  • Mentorship from professors at the top of their fields
  • Collaborative research that crosses disciplines
  • Five miles from the vibrant city of Boston
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Admission Requirements:
  • Application and $85 application fee
  • Academic records and resume/CV
  • GRE scores
  • Personal statement on why you wish to pursue graduate study at Tufts
  • 3 letters of recommendation