‌‌‌‌Since 1998, Rockford University has offered the Instructional Strategies track of the MAT. This track is offered at various off-campus sites throughout the state.  The core of the Instructional Strategies track is a series of courses offered in partnership with PLS 3rd Learning, a course-designer firm with a national reputation for quality. PLS 3rd Learning courses are practical, based on evidence from best practices and research, and are filled with ideas that you can use in your classroom immediately. Foundations of education courses and electives offer the theoretical foundations that guide your professional practice.

In our most recent quality review, the North Central Association commented that “The Instructional Strategies MAT program fulfills an identified user need perceived by participants and their school officials as being without equal,” and that “University personnel are highly praised for their attentiveness to student needs as evidenced both in written evaluations and team interviews.”

 You will find that even though you may live many miles from Rockford, you can obtain an answer to any question you have from our Graduate Admission Department staff. All of us in Graduate Admission consider our off-campus program participants to be valuable members of the Rockford University community. You also will find that the MAT in Instructional Strategies is surprisingly affordable, with a full range of payment options.

We are pleased that you are considering the Rockford University’s MAT in Instructional Strategies. Of the programs currently offered, Rockford University is among the most beneficial to teachers. We invite you to take the first step toward earning your MAT at Rockford University. More about PLS 3rd Learning

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Student at Large (Non-degree seeking) Requirements

Master of Arts in Teaching (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**


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