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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Physics, MAT


Department: Physics  

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in physics 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. This 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.

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

Admission Requirements


  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • An initial teaching license
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work

Program of Study


Concentration electives (18 credits)


MAT students are expected to have, or acquire in addition to degree requirements, an appropriate background of college-level courses, to be determined by the department. A minimum of 18 approved graduate-level credits in the academic area of concentration, which meet the academic and professional objectives of the student, is required.

Exit requirement


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: 33