Sep 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Teaching


All students pursuing the Master of Arts in Teaching will be required to complete core experiences in which they demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to assessment, diversity and special needs, human development and learning, and pedagogy in their content area.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.

Admission


All applicants for the Master of Arts in Teaching program must meet requirements for admission to the Graduate School and be accepted for admission by the faculty of the specialization.

Specialization in Elementary Education with Initial Licensure


The Master of Arts in Teaching specialization in elementary education with initial licensure prepares students to become teachers in elementary schools. They will complete all requirements for a Professional Educator License to teach grades first through sixth.

Deficiency Study


Depending upon a student’s prior programming background, successful completion of deficiency courses may be required.

Students who have not successfully completed a basic educational technology course will be required to fulfill that requirement. Students may demonstrate their basic knowledge of the use of computers in education by completing ETT 229 or by passing a proficiency test.

Requirements


The specialization in elementary education with initial licensure requires a minimum of 45 semester hours of graduate course work, consisting of the following: