Teaching, MAT PlusOne Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) PlusOne program provides a pathway for undergraduate students in the College of Arts, Media and Design; College of Science; and College of Social Sciences and Humanities who aspire to be elementary (1–6) or secondary (8–12) classroom teachers. Undergraduates in majors that align with approved areas of educator licensure can complete their bachelor’s degree in four years and earn a Master of Arts in Teaching in just one additional year. In consultation with their advisor, undergraduates may complete up to 12 semester hours of MAT course work and apply these credits toward their bachelor’s degree. This partnership between the colleges and the Graduate School of Education leads to initial licensure, as approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Interested students must express their interest and submit admissions materials by March 1st during their third year. To apply, you do not have to submit a full application. However, to qualify you must:

  • Be enrolled in an appropriate major
  • Plan in consultation with advisor and Graduate School of Education lead faculty
  • Apply to the PlusOne MAT during your third year
    • Submit a statement of purpose
    • Provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • Hold an overall GPA of 3.000 or higher
  • Earn a B or higher in Education in the Community (EDUC 1111), Child and Adolescent Development, Learning, and Teaching (EDUC 5504), Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity (EDUC 5570), and Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence (EDUC 5503) 
  • Take and pass all required MTELs by early March of your fourth year

Please contact your undergraduate advisor to learn more about this opportunity.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.


Complete all education courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.000:

EDUC 1111Education in the Community4
EDUC 1111 should be taken no later than the first semester of the third year
EDUC 5503Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence4
EDUC 5504Child and Adolescent Development, Learning, and Teaching4
EDUC 5570Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity4
A required education or education-related co-op