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The EIU Accelerated MAT Teacher Licensure Program is recruiting applicants and will begin classes starting in May. All coursework for the 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 the Summer semester (See program sequence below). During the following Fall and Spring semesters, candidates will complete a full-year, full-time residency in a secondary school and complete one online class each semester. During the Spring 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. Candidates must arrange to be absent from their residency assignments for these required seminars. Please note that at least one seminar will be on-campus at EIU if the edTPA performance assessment is required by the state that semester.
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
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