Since 1952, our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree has established a proud tradition as a teacher of teachers. Our MAT graduates have distinguished themselves as educational leaders throughout the nation. Small classes and a professional, experienced, and dedicated faculty provide our MAT graduate students with a quality learning experience.

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.

  • 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!


Office of Graduate Studies
PURI School of Business--Lower Level
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
fax: 815-394-3706
Michele Mehren, Assistant Director

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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