Middle and Secondary Education BA/BS-MAT (4+1 Program)
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 full semester Student Teaching Practicum.
UMass Dartmouth offers teacher licensure programs at the graduate level only. Undergraduates may begin graduate coursework by enrolling in the BA/BS-MAT (4+1) 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 open to students who have completed 60 credits and have maintained a GPA of 3.0. Students are allowed to take up to 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)
You may take the following courses before completing your BA or BS*
- EDU 500 Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning (15 hours pre-practicum)
- EDU 511 Contemporary Instruction (pre-requisite EDU 500)
- EDU 512 Teaching and Managing Inclusive Classrooms (pre-requisite EDU 500, requires 20 hours pre-practicum)
- EDU 552 Sheltered English Immersion
- Either EDU 518 Assessment for Instruction or EDU 519 Technology & Instruction or another elective approved by the MAT Committee
*Upon completion of you BA or BS, you will complete the additional degree/licensure requirements.
How to Apply*Upon completion of your BA or BS, you will complete the additional degree/licensure requirements.
- Submit a completed 4+1 Application Form, along with a copy of your transcript to the address on the form.
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.