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Master of Arts in Teaching

Wheaton College offers two licenses for Master of Arts programs, the Elementary
(1-6) License and the Secondary (6-12) License and is offered as an accelerated program for current Wheaton College undergraduate students as well as for candidates who graduated from another four-year college/university.


Education With a Difference

The Wheaton College Graduate School M.A. Teaching degree prepares those seeking an initial teaching license to integrate faith and learning through graduate level experiences from a Christian perspective. The degree equips educators to become scholar-educators through internship and induction year experiences.  

These combined elements unite theory and practice to prepare Christian educators who are equipped for tomorrow's classrooms.

Professional Preparation and Licensure

The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for those seeking an initial teaching license in order to teach in public, private, and/or Christian schools as well as for students considering international ministry and/or teaching. It is not designed for those who already possess a teaching license.

The purpose of this program is to prepare future educators who have a strong liberal arts foundation and have completed a bachelor's degree with a liberal arts major at an accredited institution.

  • Secondary licensure is offered for any of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Geology, German, History-Social Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Spanish.
  • Elementary licensure is offered to students who have a liberal arts major, or a willingness to complete course work in a liberal arts discipline equivalent to a major.


The M.A.T. program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) >> and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) >>.

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