Accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching

The Accelerated M.A.T. is for Wheaton undergraduate students who choose to do an accelerated M.A. in elementary or secondary education.

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Additional Requirements

M.A.T. candidates will take their methods course(s) during their senior year. 

Prior to taking method course(s):

  • Pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or have SAT/ACT scores submitted to the Illinois School Board of Education
  • Complete the Wheaton Teacher Education Program (WheTEP) application, and
  • Submit the Student Teaching Application.

During the semester the methods course(s) is/are taken:

  • Pass the Illinois Content Area (Subject Matter) Examination and
  • Submit the Graduate Candidacy Form.

Course Work

B.A. degree includes general education, approved M.A.T. major, and professional education courses.

Summer and 5th year: Student teaching (fall semester) and courses that include graduate courses in education, additional 8 semester hours above and beyond the undergraduate content major (secondary licensure), and a Category I graduate Bible and Theology course.

Accelerated Elementary Education M.A.T. Program

Elementary Education can be combined with any liberal arts major.

Typical Course Sequence (PDF)

Accelerated Secondary/K-12 Education M.A.T. Program

Wheaton College offers secondary education license in:

  • English/Language Arts
  • Foreign Languages (French, German, or Spanish)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space, or Physics designation)
  • Social Science (History designation) 

Typical Course Sequence (PDF)

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