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Psychology (BS) and Education (MAT)

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Psychology students interested in becoming elementary school teachers (Grades 1-6) now have the opportunity to earn both a BS in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in five years.

This program provides students with a foundation in the interdisciplinary science of psychology (including courses in human development, learning, and cognition) as well as courses directly addressing classroom teaching and issues in education.

The program consists of a combination of psychology and education courses required in the first four years, an education related co-op, as well as other NU path requirements. In the fifth year, eligible students can enter the MAT program in the College of Professional Studies.

If you are interested in this program, please contact Prof. Nancy Snyder (please call the Department of Psychology at 617.373.3076 or email: to schedule an appointment)