Earn a Master of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Online

In the online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program offered by Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, we position candidates for the deeply intellectual and humanizing work of teaching. We have a strong tradition of preparing thoughtful, creative, and empathetic educators.

Recognizing that schools can both reproduce and disrupt the inequities of society, you will learn to listen to and value students’ thinking as you cultivate the perspectives and tools needed to thrive in the classroom.

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STEM-Focused MAT Program

Tufts offers an online MAT program in Elementary STEM leading to initial teacher licensure in Massachusetts. This program is available for Massachusetts residents only.1

This program prepares you to place STEM at the heart of your work as an educator and explore how young students:

  • Make sense of the physical world
  • Find and describe patterns
  • Solve problems in their lives

Your work will be grounded in critical perspectives that surface how power operates in schools and why it is important to focus on equity and dignity in classroom teaching.

Where creative scholars generate bold ideas

About Tufts University

Founded in 1852, Tufts University is committed to fostering diversity, promoting innovation, and creating transformative experiences to empower students to be global leaders who are advocates for social change.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences furthers that mission by providing Tufts students access to world-class research, personal mentoring, and professional development.

Located within the graduate school is the Department of Education, which challenges students to embrace the complexities of the classroom and nurture children’s intellectual lives.

“At Tufts, we pride ourselves on offering intimate educational experiences combined with world-class instruction and resources. Our goal is to provide you with the tools to achieve your academic and professional goals.”


Robert Cook, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Online Experience

Together with classmates and professors, you will prepare for tomorrow’s classrooms in face-to-face, online classes hosted via HD-streaming video. Live, interactive classes feature advanced technology to prepare you to educate the next generation of young students using frameworks from math, science, and technology to drive society forward.

Discussions are informed by dynamic videos, examples, and case studies from real classrooms that are accessible on your desktop and mobile devices.

Start Empowering Students in Your Community

Learn more about Tufts University’s online MAT program and how you can help young students in Massachusetts reach their highest potential.

1 The online MAT program in Elementary STEM is open to Massachusetts residents only at this time. The online MAT in Elementary STEM is currently approved with conditions by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). For more information, visit our Teacher Certification page. Return to footnote reference