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The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Early Childhood Education is designed for students seeking a graduate degree and licensure to teach young children age 0-8 years. The program provides solid academic course of study as well as diverse, dynamic and enriching learning experiences. The program is aimed at preparing high quality teachers to give young children a strong 21st century foundation for learning and development. Graduates of the program will acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for working effectively with young children in learning environments.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the Master in Teaching Early Childhood Education and the courses offered toward the degree.

Teaching Early Childhood Education, M.A.T.

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Teacher Education

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Northeastern Illinois University is home to more than 10,000 students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

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