May 25, 2018  
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Creative Arts, MAT


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Department: Art  

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  section of this catalog for information regarding graduate program 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


Required course (1 credit)


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

Creative Arts content courses (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 credits in the academic area of concentration, which meets 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  section of this catalog for additional information.

Total minimum credits: 34


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