Online MAT in Elementary STEM from Tufts University

The Tufts University Experience Delivered Online

Tufts University Department of Education’s online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Elementary Education with a focus on STEM equips you to empower elementary-age children in your community.

You will prepare to become a reflective elementary school teacher who infuses STEM throughout the curriculum in Massachusetts.

In the online program, you will learn from experienced Department of Education faculty who are continuously engaging in STEM education research and field work.


Why Choose Tufts’ Online MAT in Elementary STEM?

The online MAT program will allow you to:

  • Prepare to pursue a direct path to initial teacher certification in Massachusetts for grades 1–6.
  • Nurture children’s natural curiosity and learn to address the complexities and inequities in elementary schools.
  • Collaborate with peers and faculty dedicated to promoting innovation and change at Tufts, the #29-ranked national university.1

Elementary Education Program at a Glance

On-Campus Immersions
Terms of Field Placements
Months to Complete
Live Online

Using state-of-the-art technology, you will discuss the best ways to teach in tomorrow’s elementary school classrooms.


You will meet your classmates and faculty and prepare for field placements on the Tufts University campus in Boston.


You will be placed at a site near your community that will help you develop confidence and teaching skills in a real elementary school classroom.

A bachelor’s degree is required to apply. The online MAT program is open to Massachusetts residents only at this time.2

If you are interested in working with middle school students, Tufts also offers an online MAT in Middle School Education with a focus on math or general science.

Turn Your Passion into a Teaching Career

Learn more about Tufts’ online MAT in Elementary STEM today.

1 Ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2020, (accessed September 2019) Return to footnote reference
2 The online MAT programs in Elementary STEM and Middle School Education are 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 at Return to footnote reference