Master of Arts in Teaching
Millikin University’s School of Education offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, designed for individuals seeking to obtain an initial Illinois teaching license through the completion of graduate study. The degree program is open to all career-seeking professionals who have completed their undergraduate studies in academic areas other than education.
Why Join the MAT Program?
Millikin’s MAT degree program allows candidates who wish to enter the teaching profession the opportunity to become licensed teachers in Illinois in the areas of early childhood education or elementary education. This unique education graduate program provides students with a variety of options for completing their studies. Students may choose to:
- follow the prescribed plan of study for evening courses that run year-round
- complete the full program during traditional daytime classes, or
- create a combination of daytime and evening courses for ultimate flexibility in meeting scheduling needs.
MAT Program Benefits
- Options for early childhood education and elementary education
- Two years of coursework to complete degree and licensure requirements
- Financial aid eligibility
- Increased job stability and opportunities
- Provides a path to earn teacher licensure
- Additional earning potential with an advanced degree
- Furthering the educational pathway to a terminal degree
Illinois is experiencing a teacher shortage, so students need dedicated, enthusiastic teachers now more than ever. We invite future educators to make an investment in themselves and the world around them by learning more about Millikin University’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
**Implementation of the Master of Arts in Teaching degree is anticipated for fall 2021, pending approval by the University, Illinois State Board of Education and the Higher Learning Commission.