General Master of Arts in Teaching

The M.A.T. in elementary or secondary education is available to students who have earned a B.A. from an accredited college/university with a liberal arts major, or its equivalent.


Additional Requirements

  • Pass the Illinois Content Area (Subject Matter) Examination (elementary licensure candidates pass the content area examination during the second/spring semester);
  • Complete the Wheaton Teacher Education Program (WheTEP) application and process;
  • Submit the Student Teaching Application; and
  • Submit the Graduate Candidacy Form.

Course Work

General Elementary Education M.A.T. Program

This program is two years and one summer in length. Those seeking an elementary license must have a liberal arts major, or be willing to complete course work in a liberal arts discipline equivalent to a major prior to admission. 

Typical Course Sequence (PDF)

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

This program is three semesters and one summer in length. Wheaton College offers secondary education licensure 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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