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GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Since 1952, our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree has established a proud tradition as a teacher of teachers. Our MAT graduates distinguish themselves as educational leaders throughout the nation.

Our MAT and subsequent endorsement 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.

  • Earn a Professional Educator License (PEL) with an endorsement in Early Childhood, Elementary, K-12, Middle Grades, Secondary, or Special Education
  • Add a subsequent endorsement to a PEL in Early Childhood, Elementary, K-12, Secondary, or Special Education
  • Earn endorsements in ESL/Bilingual, Learning Behavior Specialist I, and Reading Teacher
MAT: Admission Requirements

For admission to the MAT program, students must submit the following to be evaluated:

Submission of the above does not guarantee admission
**You MUST be admitted prior to taking your 12th credit hour**

**Students enrolling in 6 or more credit hours per semester must provide the required immunization records to Lang Center for Health**

MEd: Admission Requirements

For admission to the MEd program, students must submit the following to be evaluated:

Submission of the above does not guarantee admission

**Students enrolling in 6 or more credit hours per semester must provide the required immunization records to Lang Center for Health**

Award-winning Alumni

Since 2009, 29 alumni have been Golden Apple Award winners, 2 alumnae have been recognized as Illinois Teachers of the Year, 1 alumnus has been honored as North Carolina Teacher of the Year (2015), and 1 alumna was named Wisconsin Teacher of the Year (2014). 

In 2018, 4 out of the 5 Golden Apple winners were Rockford University alumni, and the Puri Outstanding Principal Award was also awarded to an RU graduate.

Rock Solid Alumni.

Department Information

Adult Accelerated and Graduate Admission

Nelson Hall - first floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4040
graduate@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
After hour appointments available by request

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