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School of Education now offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for Licensure degree program!

March 01, 2021

In response to the increased demand for teachers in Illinois and nationwide, the School of Education now offers a highly marketable graduate degree program that can be completed in as little as 15 months and lead to teacher licensure in the areas of secondary English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science-Biology, Science-Chemistry, or Social Science-History. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a degree program intended for persons who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Fine Arts) in the liberal arts or sciences and desire to pursue licensure for teaching at the secondary school level.

The MAT program is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified professional teachers by providing MAT graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills, and preparation to successfully teach our nation's youth. Upon graduation from the program, candidates will be licensed to teach in a school system in Illinois or in a state offering reciprocity. They will be broadly prepared in their content area with leadership experience pertinent to the public school setting. MAT candidates advance through the program as members of an interdisciplinary cohort of no more than 25 students and are required to work collaboratively within that cohort to investigate best approaches to effective instruction.

For more information, please visit the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) website.