Online MAT in Middle School Math or Science
from Tufts University

The Tufts University Experience Delivered Online

Tufts University Department of Education’s online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Middle School Education equips you to practice responsive teaching and understand how external influences impact students, especially in urban middle schools and communities. You will choose a concentration in math or general science.

Tufts’ online MAT in Middle School Education prepares you to become a middle school math or general science teacher in Massachusetts for grades 5–8.

The online program takes the same approach as the on-campus program, preparing you to nurture children’s inquisitive nature and make compassionate, ethical decisions in the classroom.


Why Choose Tufts’ Online MAT in Middle School Education?

In the online MAT program, you will:

  • Learn from experienced Department of Education faculty who are continuously engaging in STEM education research and field work.
  • Prepare to pursue a direct path to initial teacher licensure in Massachusetts.
  • Collaborate with peers and faculty dedicated to promoting innovation and change at Tufts, the #29-ranked national university.1

Middle School Education Program at a Glance

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

Using HD videoconferencing, you will examine the factors that affect teaching and learning in middle school environments.


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


You will be placed at a site near your community that will help you build real-world teaching skills in a middle school classroom.

A bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in a mathematics or science-related discipline 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 elementary school students, Tufts also offers an online MAT in Elementary Education with a focus on STEM.

Empower Students Through STEM Education

Learn more about Tufts’ online MAT in Middle School Education today.

1 Ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2020, (accessed September 2019) Return to footnote reference
2 For more information, visit our Teacher Certification page at Return to footnote reference