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English, MAT


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Department: English 

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in English (MAT) was developed for high school and middle school English teachers. Specifically, the MAT is designed for secondary school teachers who have initial licensure and are seeking professional licensure 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. Also, this degree program will appeal to high school and middle school English teachers who already have standard certification or a professional license and simply want to acquire additional knowledge and a graduate degree in the discipline. Graduate students in the MAT will complete courses in both English and education. Advising will be done by full-time members of the graduate faculty in the Department of English. 

Admission Requirements


  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 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
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work

Program of Study


Elective in ethnic and culturally diverse literature (3 credits)


Complete one course, selected in consultation with the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Elective in literature or writing (3 credits)


Complete one 500-level English (ENGL) course, not used to meet other requirements.

Exit requirement


Successful completion of a comprehensive examination administered by the English department is required. Please see the Graduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog for additional information.

Total minimum credits: 33


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