Master of Arts in Teaching

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Teachers transform lives in their classrooms. We help them do so.

Our endorsements, and Master of Arts in Teaching degree tracks will strengthen your career or prepare you for a rewarding future in education — whether you are already in the teaching field, new to teaching, or dreaming of becoming a teacher.

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  • Earn a Professional Educator License (PEL) with an endorsement in Early Childhood, Elementary, K-12, Secondary, or Special Education
  • Add a subsequent endorsement to a PEL in Early Childhood, Elementary, K-12, Secondary, or Special Education
  • As a licensed teacher, earn your master’s in Instructional Strategies or in Reading with a Reading Specialist endorsement
  • Earn endorsements in ESL/Bilingual, Learning Behavior Specialist I, Middle School, and Reading Teacher

Our programming is unique, flexible and accelerated!

  • Design a plan tailored to your passion
  • Small class sizes with individual attention
  • Traditional campus setting with night classes for working adults
  • Competitive tuition and options for payment
  • Dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff to help you every step of the way
  • Only MAT program of its kind in the region
  • Come with any undergraduate degree and earn a teaching degree
  • Since 2000, 22 of our alumni have been honored with Golden Apple Awards and 2 alumnae have been recognized as Illinois Teachers of the Year

To learn more, please contact:

Office of Graduate Studies
5050 E. State Street,
Rockford, IL 61108
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Phone: 815-226-4040
Times of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 5100

The Early Childhood Education program is ideal for a career as a public/private school teacher, an administrator, as a Head Start teacher, child development professional or family specialist, and any student looking for a rewarding career within the early education field. Both undergraduate and graduate students will receive early childhood special education approval upon completion of the early childhood program.

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