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Middle Level Education, M.A.T.

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The Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Level Education program provides students with the graduate level knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful teachers in grades 5-8.  Students choose at minimum one disciplinary area to earn their endorsement from social studies, math, science, or literacy (language arts). Subject area endorsements require 21 hours of approved content courses in the discipline. Candidates complete 200 hours of clinical experience in grades 5-8 and full-time student teaching in their endorsement area for 16 weeks. 

Credit hours required: 45

Admission Information

The program admits students for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Career Options 

Candidates who complete the program qualify for the Illinois Middle Grade Professional Educator License to teach in their endorsement area (social studies, math, science, or literacy).

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the Middle Level Education, M.A.T. and the courses offered toward the degree.

Middle Level Education, M.A.T.

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Teacher Education at (773) 442-5380.

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