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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

History, MAT


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Department: History  

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.

Students should consult the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of the catalog for information regarding graduate program policies and procedures.

For program details, candidates should consult the Department of History’s graduate program coordinator, Dr. Leonid Heretz.

Admission Requirements


  • A 2.75 undergraduate GPA based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • *A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test
  • An initial teaching license
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation

* Bridgewater State University, College of Graduate Studies Current Student and Recent Alumni GRE-GMAT Waiver: Applicants are eligible for the GRE/GMAT waiver if they are a current BSU undergraduate senior majoring in history, or recent BSU alumni (three years or fewer) who graduated with their history degree from BSU and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. If both of these criteria are met, the GRE/GMAT requirement will be waived as an admissions requirement for the individual.

Program of Study


Required course (1 credit)


Upon acceptance, all students must enroll, under the direction of their advisor, in the following:

History content electives (18 credits)


MAT students are expected to have, or acquire in addition to degree requirements, an appropriate background of college-level courses in history which meet the academic and professional objectives of the student, to be determined by the department.

Exit requirement


The successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required. Please see the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog for additional information.

Total minimum credits: 34


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