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School of Education



Paraprofessional+ Program

Our new Paraprofessional+ Program begins Fall 2023 and features a fully online program for paraprofessionals wishing to become teachers at the elementary level.  A special education add-on license is also available.


Online Accelerated MAT Program

McKendree is pleased to introduce our new online, accelerated MAT program.  This program is for individuals who already have a college degree and wish to pursue teaching.  Secondary, Middle Grades and P.E. are included in this 3-semester program that begins Summer 2023.


Golden Apple Accelerators

The McKendree University School of Education is excited to partner with the Golden Apple Accelerators Program.  Learn more about how to receive up to $25,000 in tuition assistance toward your MAT degree here:


Undergraduate Programs

      • Elementary Education
      • Elementary and Special Education
      • Middle School (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)
      • Secondary Education (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History and Political Science)
      • Music Education
      • Physical Education
      • Educational Studies

Graduate Programs

- Master of Arts in Education

      • Educational Administration & Leadership
      • Educational Studies
      • Educational Studies Emphasis in Reading
      • Special Education
      • Teacher Licensure
      • Teacher Leadership

- Master of Arts in Teaching

      • Elementary Education
      • Middle School (Math, ELA, Social Science, Science)
      • Secondary (Math, ELA, History, Political Science, Biology, Chemistry)
      • Physical Education
      • Special Education

- Specialist in Education

- Doctor of Education

Additional Endorsements

      • Elementary Education
      • Middle School
      • Secondary Education
      • Physical Education
      • Teacher Leader
      • Reading Teacher 
      • Special Education 
      • Principal
      • Superintendent