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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is open to individuals with a B.A. in a field other than teaching and who want to be K-8 teachers.  Students who complete the MAT program earn K-9 licensure, a Masters degree, and middle school endorsement. The MAT program is designed for our students to develop the craft, knowledge, and skills to be successful, creative, caring, and critical teachers for the 21st century.

Credit Hours Required: 48

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Admission to the Program 

Applicants to the MAT ELED/MS program must meet the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research.  In addition candidates must provide evidence of:

  • College transcripts
  • 2 letters of professional recommendation
  • MAT program application & writing sample
  • Passing score on the Illinois State Test of Academic Proficiency


Term 1   ELED 506: Research Methodologies for Classroom Teachers

                INMD 410: Media technology for Educators      

Term 2   LTCY 402: Issues In Reading Instruction

                ELED 504: Teaching Writing: Purpose, Voice, Craft

                ELED 435: Children's and Young Adult Literature

Term 3   SPED 404: Survey of the Field of Special Education

               BLBC 440: Teaching in Culture & Language Diverse Classrooms

               EDFN 406: Human Development and Learning

Term 4   ELED 525: New Literacies for the 21st  Century

               EDFN 405: Development of Educational Thought

Term 5   ELED 403: Methods and Problems Teaching Math

               ELED 415: Teaching Science as Inquiry

               ELED 416: Social Studies as Inquiry

Term 6   ELED 429: Student Teaching

Program Contact Information 

The College of Graduate Studies and Research: (773) 442-6001

MAT Program Coordinator: Dr. Maria Teresa Garreton    (773) 442-5364


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