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Secondary Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #184 (WUR) , MA,
This Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Secondary Education is designed to enhance your foundational skills, broaden your perspectives, and strengthen your ability to inspire and educate.


Designed for aspiring teachers and career-changers with a strong background in their chosen content area (bachelor's degree or equivalent) the Master of Arts in Secondary Education provides an appreciation for and an understanding of the diverse educational needs, social concerns, and cultural values of today's secondary schools.This MAT in Secondary Education will enhance your foundational skills, broaden your perspectives, and strengthen your ability to inspire and educate. Upon completing this master's degree, which includes pre-practicum/early field work observations and a full term of student teaching, you will be well positioned to make a meaningful impact in your school, in your community, and in the lives of your students.

The MAT+ option provides qualifying students with the opportunity to complete a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with further study in a selected area of expertise. Currently, students can take additional course work to earn either an additional license in special education (Teacher of Students of Moderate Disabilities, PreK-8 or 5-12), or an additional license in ESL (teacher of English as a Second Language, PreK-8 or 5-12). Teacher candidates may also plan a program of study that allows for triple licensure in consultation with the Program Director.

Program Objectives

  • Gain political, social, and historical perspectives on education
  • Explore the richly complex environments of schools and communities
  • Develop a working understanding of teaching and learning in diverse settings
  • Investigate how humans learn, acquire knowledge, and make sense of their experiences
  • Examine theories of teaching and explore how best to teach for understanding and learning achievement
  • Research methods and materials, pedagogies, and assessment strategies that foster integrated learning

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Child and Adolescent Development, Learning, and Teaching
  • Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity
  • Language, Culture, and Literacy in Middle and High Schools
  • English-Language Learners in the General Education Classroom 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      1-2 Years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Online application
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
  • Two letters of recommendation: from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • MAT MTEL Requirement Students will have to submit their MTEL score report as part of their application.
  • English Language Proficiency Proof

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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