Aug 15, 2018  
2014-2015 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MAT — BA/BS Initial License and MAT Program —Middle/Secondary

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Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to the accelerated Dual Degree Initial License and MAT Program are as follows:

  • Students must have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
  • Students can apply to the BA-MAT program through the Graduate Admissions Office as juniors and begin taking the required graduate courses once they have completed 75 undergraduate credits.
  • BA-MAT students can apply up to 15 graduate credits taken as an undergraduate to their MAT Initial degree.
  • Students are encouraged to take the relevant MTELs before earning their BA/BS degree.


Requirements for the MAT

Program Course Prerequisite

Teaching Practicum

All students seeking an Initial teaching license must pass the MTELs and interview with the Director of Teacher Licensure in order to student teach.  Additionally, students must apply to the Graduate Office before their Practicum/Practicum Equivalent (student teaching).  All MTEL scores must be submitted along with their application.  Please plan ahead in order to complete the tests and have test scores processed before the interview deadline with the licensure officer.

Interview Deadlines

The deadlines for interview with the licensure officer for the Teaching Practicum or Practicum Equivalent are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester.

Total Credits: 30


There may be revisions to the program requirements to reflect on-going developments in State regulations and educational reform.

This program is aligned with the appropriate Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.


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