The EIU Accelerated MAT Teacher Licensure Program is recruiting applicants for the 2023-24 cohort, which will begin classes May 30, 2023. All coursework for the 2023-24 cohort will be conducted online; a monthly in-person seminar at EIU in Charleston will be required (please see below for details).
Candidates who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a designated content area are eligible for admission to the program. Candidates must have at least 32 semester hours of coursework in the specific subject matter. Content areas that are offered in the program are:
Note: This program is not available for: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, Special Education, Physical Education, Art Education, or Music Education.
Also Note: Candidates must have a degree in one of the areas offered in the program (mathematics, English, history, business, family and consumer science, technology, French, German, Spanish). Unfortunately, degrees in such areas as General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, or content areas not listed above (sociology, political science, geography, economics, psychology, etc.) cannot be used for admission. Additionally, candidates must have had a 2.65 GPA or higher as an undergraduate. Candidates who do not meet the 2.65 GPA requirement must earn a 3.0 GPA on the first 12 hours of MAT graduate coursework or have earned a 3.0 GPA on 12 semester hours of course work related to their content area.
Candidates will take four online courses in Summer 2023 (May 30 - July 21 - See program sequence below). During the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters, candidates will complete a full-year, full-time residency in a secondary school and complete one online class each semester. During the Spring 2024 semester, candidates will complete, if required, the edTPA Portfolio Assessment required for licensure by the State of Illinois.
Note that this program requires monthly seminar online one Friday per month for the duration of the program; seminar dates for 2022-23 will be: September 8, October 13, November 10, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 8, April 5, and May 3. Candidates must arrange to be absent from their residency assignments for these required seminars. Please note that the April 5 seminar will be on-campus at EIU if the edTPA performance assessment is required by the state for the Spring 2024 semester.
Course Sequence (32 semester hours)
Admission Requirements and Course Enrollment (documentation is preferred by May 15, 2023)
First Semester Residency Placement Requirements (must be documented by July 31, 2023)
Second Semester Residency Placement Requirements (must be documented by December 18, 2023)
Program Cost and Financial Aid
Dr. Dan Carter, Graduate Coordinator for Teaching, Learning and Foundations (email@example.com)
College of Education
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5728 / www.eiu.edu/coe
This information was updated April 20, 2023