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History, MAT

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  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. Michael Ierardi.

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 if taken on or after August 1, 2011 or a composite score of 900 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test if taken before August 1, 2011
  • An initial teaching license
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation

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  section of this catalog for additional information.

Total minimum credits: 34