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Since the first master of arts in teaching degree was awarded in 1952, Rockford University has granted over 1100 MAT degrees. Our graduates have gone on to establish themselves as exceptional teachers throughout Rockford, the state, and beyond.
The Rockford University Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to help students develop further knowledge in one or more academic disciplines, increase understanding of the educational process, and enhance various skills involved in teaching.
Rockford University offers several programs of study which meet professional requirements for teachers in Illinois and in most other states. These programs include Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Reading, Special Education, Instructional Strategies, Elementary Certification and Secondary Certification. The secondary education track offers certification in physical education, modern languages (Spanish, French, and German), theater arts, and visual arts. You may also complete the course work necessary for a Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) in Special Education, a Title I Reading Teacher, Reading Specialist, or a middle school endorsement in a variety of subject areas.
Rockford University, in cooperation with Performance Learning Systems (PLS), also offers several graduate-level courses designed to provide practical, up-to-date teaching strategies for practicing educators. These courses are acceptable as an area of concentration in the Instructional Strategies program and as electives in all other programs.