Middle and Secondary Education (BA/BS-MAT)
To hold a Massachusetts Initial License you must:
- possess a bachelor’s degree
- pass the Massachusetts State Educator Tests (MTELs) and
- complete a teacher preparation program that encompasses a Student Teaching Practicum (one full semester).
UMass Dartmouth offers teacher licensure programs at the graduate level only. Undergraduates may begin graduate coursework by enrolling in the BA/BS-MAT Program during their Junior year.
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”
— Marian Wright Edelman
The BA/BS-MAT Program is an option for students who have completed 75 credits and have maintained a GPA of 3.0. Students are allowed to take 15 credits of Education courses in place free electives. These courses can be transferred directly to a Master’s degree upon graduation. That is, you can graduate from UMass with a Bachelor’s degree in your major and a Master’s degree in Teaching for 135 credits.
Students from the following majors are eligible:
You may obtain your initial license in one of the following areas:
BA/BS-MAT Degree: Middle/Secondary (15 credits)
|Semester 1||EDU 500 Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning (15 hours pre-practicum)|
|Semester 2:||EDU 511 Contemporary Instruction (pre-requisite EDU 500)
EDU 512 Teaching and Managing Inclusive Classrooms (pre-requisite EDU 500, 20 hours pre-practicum)
If you have passed MTELs you will take:
If you have not passed MTELs you will take:
How to Apply
- Submit a completed BA/BS-MAT Program application, along with a copy of your transcript to:
Department of STEM Education and Teacher Development
Liberal Arts Building
285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747.
You must be admitted to the program to register for courses.
- MTEL schedules can be located at www.mtel.nesinc.com.
- Students should submit an application for the MAT-Initial program to Graduate Studies during their final undergraduate semester.