Home
About the Department
Faculty
College Supervisors
Courses
The Major
The Minor
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Education of the Deaf
Teacher Licensure
Urban Education Initiative
Project Coach
Smith College Campus School
Resources & Partners
News & Announcements
Facebook
Master of Arts in Teaching

Elementary-Level (Grades 1–6) Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours and final course grades of B- or better are required for completion of the M.A.T. degree. Graduate students pursuing Massachusetts Educator Licensure at the elementary level are required to participate in the summer semester.

Professional Teaching Knowledge (Pedagogy) Requirements

Subject Matter Knowledge

All students seeking Massachusetts Educator Licensure must have an undergraduate major in the liberal arts and sciences. Upon entering the M.A.T. program, the student and adviser will review the student's undergraduate transcript for subject matter preparation in the following areas:

Literature

Must include American, British and world literature

History

Natural Science

Must include one lab science

Mathematics

Must include two college-level math courses

Social Sciences

Must include the studies of economics and geography

Electives