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Department of Education

Prospective Students

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The Department of Education is a vibrant, interdisciplinary community dedicated to professional practice, applied research, and preparing our students for a variety of careers in education and related fields. Much of our work focuses on K-12 schools, but we study education in many other contexts as well.

Our education department is unique in the variety of programs we offer. They are collaborative from within and across the university and our surrounding communities. Get to know our programs. Check out the interesting things our faculty, staff and students are doing in research, outreach and our connections. See our upcoming events and videos from past events.

Undergraduate Program

(B.A. - co-major; minor)

The department offers a major and a minor in Education. The major is a co-major only and requires 10 courses that lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Education. The minor requires five courses. Both programs are flexible allowing for students to work with their advisor to develop a program of study that meets their interests. 

Combined Degree Programs

(B.A.; B.S., B.F.A.; M.A.T.)

The combined degree programs are intended for students who know they would like to seek a graduate degree in teaching. These demanding bachelor's/master's programs permit Tufts students to complete the 120 credit undergraduate degree and 30 credit master degree in five years. We offer combined degree programs in the following areas:

  • B.F.A./M.A.T. in Art Education
  • B.A. or B.S./ M.A.T. in Middle and High School Education

Graduate Programs

Art Education
(M.A.T.)

This is a 12-month Master of Arts in Teaching program that cultivates the identities and practices of the art teacher in our multicultural society.

Educational Studies
(M.A.)

The Master of Arts in Education is a flexible degree to support students who seek to advance their expertise in a program of study they design with an advisor.

Elementary STEM Education
(M.A.T.)

This is an online program. Full-time students should expect to complete the program in 12 months. Graduates receive a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and endorsement for Initial License for grades 1-6. Applicants must show strength in science, mathematics, or engineering, through coursework, projects, and/or professional experience.

Middle and High School Education
(M.A.T.)

This 12-month Master of Arts in Teaching program is for applicants seeking Massachusetts Initial License who intend to teach in middle or high schools in subject areas other than visual art. 

Museum Education
(M.A. or Graduate Certificate Program)

The Master of Arts in Museum Education is for those interested in pursuing careers in art, history, science, and children's museums. Additionally, we offer a graduate level Certificate Program in Museum Studies with concentrations in education, art history, history, and classics.

Online Programs
(M.A.T.)

Online master's programs in teaching Elementary STEM and Middle School Mathematics or General Science will be offered beginning in May 2020. Graduates from these programs will be qualified for the Initial License in the state of Massachusetts.

School Psychology
(M.A./Ed.S.)

Our three-year School Psychology program includes 24 academic and field-based courses leading to the Master of Arts and Educational Specialist (M.A./Ed.S.) degrees. It is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
(M.S. or Ph.D.)

The graduate program in STEM Education prepares students in mathematics, science, and engineering education research. It involves rich collaborations across several Tufts departments, schools, and research centers.

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