Graduate Middle Level Education
Two Start Terms
Next Start Term: August 23, 2021
Tuition Per Credit Hour: $575
Credit Hours to Complete: 42
Approximate Cost: $24, 150
42 Credit Hours
The alternative licensure path is an option for prospective Middle Level Education teachers who need to earn a salary while pursuing a teaching license. This alternative licensure program enables candidates to hold a paid position as the teacher of record while pursuing an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL). This transformative and affordable experience is available online and on-campus.
Our alternative licensure programs follow rigorous guidelines that include:
- accelerated coursework
- field experiences
- teaching experiences
- licensure testing
Candidates enroll in six semesters of program coursework including two intensive summer sessions as they complete a 43-credit hour program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
The alternative licensure programs simultaneously combine accelerated coursework with classroom experiences and one-to-one mentoring.
Candidates in this program will have the guidance and support of a site-based mentor/coach and a University coordinator throughout the two years of required provisional teaching.
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