MAED & MAT Graduate Education Programs
Why a Master of Arts in Education (MAED) Degree?
The McKendree University Masters of Arts in Education is designed for educators who
want to continue to develop their professional commitment and competence in areas
such as curriculum design and instruction, teacher leadership licensure, special education,
principal preparation, and higher education services along with endorsements in middle
school, reading, and special education. McKendree University offers competitive tuition
costs and unique opportunities for students to take two classes a semester – one night
a week during the academic school year. Individuals are able to reexamine their own
self-development in professional growth along with gaining greater intellectual and
Why a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Degree?
The graduate program in teacher licensure is designed for individuals seeking an initial Illinois teaching license through a graduate degree program. This degree is open to all career seeking professionals that have completed their undergraduate studies in academic areas other than education. This degree allows student candidates who wish to enter into the teaching profession the opportunity to enhance their future career goals. The practical approach of McKendree University in its teaching development process has led to outstanding teachers not only in southern Illinois but in other parts of the United States.
McKendree University is well known by educational and community leaders throughout southern Illinois for its outstanding educational programs. McKendree University has award winning instructors using a combination of educational theory and practical experience along with friendly personal service in all phases of university life. The individualized guidance of university personnel assisting its student candidates for successful degree completion along with small class sizes separates McKendree University from other universities in southern Illinois and the St. Louis region. Students that have completed the degree requirements at McKendree University have outstanding results on state content area tests in all academic areas. In addition, due to the positive reputation of McKendree University and strong relationships with community partners, there are very high job placement rates for McKendree graduates.
Graduate Education Programs
Programs for Licensed Teachers
Master of Arts in Education
Programs For Those Seeking To Become A Licensed Teacher
Elementary Education Licensure
Middle School Education Licensure
Secondary Education Licensure
K-12 Art Education Licensure
K-12 Physical Education Licensure
Master of Arts in Education
Programs For Those Seeking Career Advancement In A College Or University Setting
Higher Education Administrative Services - offered online!
2016/2017 Academic Year (August-July)
Tuition is $465 per credit hour. The educator tuition rate is $385 per credit hour (not applicable to Higher Education Administrative Services). Online courses have an e-learning technology fee of $60 per credit hour. Students who are licensed teachers are eligible for the educator tuition rate or those holding a substitute teaching license prior to registering for classes qualify.
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Meet the Graduate Education Admission Staff
Graduate Admission Counselor
1-800-BEARCAT ext. 6574
Meet the School of Education Administration
Chair, School of Education
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 202
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