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Elementary Education - Master of Arts in Teaching

Program Summary

The Master of Arts in Teaching specialization in elementary education with initial licensure prepares students who are not currently licensed as a teacher to receive their initial educator licensure (teaching certification) and become teachers in elementary and middle schools (K-9). Students who did not have an undergraduate major in education may need to complete deficiency requirements established by the department.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Education

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in Teaching

Program Requires GRE or MAT: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

  Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 June 1
Spring October 1 December 10 November 1
Summer   June 1 April 1

For More Information

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gabel Hall 147
Program website
CIDepartment@niu.edu
815-753-2672

For Program Information
Donna Werderich
dwerderi@niu.edu
815-753-9032

For Application Information
Nick Slicer
nslicer@niu.edu
815-753-7948

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