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Elementary STEM Education

Tufts University

12 months
54196 USD/year
54196 USD/year
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The Elementary STEM Education program at Tufts University prepares future educators for the deeply intellectual and humanizing work of teaching.


About the Program

We have a strong tradition of preparing thoughtful, creative, and empathetic educators. Recognizing that schools can both reproduce and disrupt the inequities of society, our candidates learn to listen to and value students’ thinking as they cultivate the perspectives and tools needed to thrive in the classroom. Our faculty build from their own research on learning and teaching in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to support candidates in filling much-needed roles in elementary schools across Massachusetts.

Candidates graduating from the Elementary STEM Education program at Tufts University receive a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree and endorsement for Initial License for grades 1-6.  The M.A.T. program in Elementary STEM  is designed and approved to meet only the Massachusetts initial licensure requirements. Massachusetts does have reciprocity agreements with other states regarding teaching certification.

Candidates are prepared to teach in general education classrooms, with a particular focus on STEM. This process begins with the study of how people think and learn together, and proceeds to support candidates in developing practices of close attention and responsiveness to children's ideas, reasoning, and engagement. Our faculty view children as nascent scholars. They see eliciting, recognizing, and cultivating the resources children bring with them into the classroom as the core practices of teaching.

Along with STEM disciplines, the program is designed to address multiple literacies, integrating reading, writing, social studies, and art throughout the curriculum. Candidates in the program are supported to design learning environments that promote equity and dignity for all learners, by valuing and building on the strengths of the students in their classrooms. They are encouraged to critically examine their role as educators as they establish and maintain productive, respectful relationships with students, parents, communities, and school faculty and staff.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Development and Learning
  • Critical Foundations of Education
  • Literacies
  • Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Arts and Expression in the Elementary Classroom 
  • Teaching in Elementary Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • GRE scores are not required for current Tufts undergraduates, Tufts undergraduate alumni who are within 2 years of graduation, and Art Education candidates
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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