Accelerated MAT History and Social Science


Accelerated MAT in History Social Science

License and Endorsements

All students pursing the Accelerated MAT in History will earn their Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) in grades 9-12 History Social Studies and will automatically earn their middle grades endorsement in Social Science grades 5-8.

In-Field Subsequent endorsements

History Social Science may add subsequent endorsements within the history social science field by taking 12 hours in that content OR passing the IL Content Area Test. Social Science Endorsements include:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Business/Economics
  • Geography

Out of Field Subsequent Endorsements

Endorsements not within Social Science can also be added such as ESL/Bilingual, Special Education or other middle school content by taking 18 hours of coursework in those fields and taking the content area test.

Accelerated MAT in History Timeline

All students completing the Accelerated MAT in History may complete either the History or History Social Science major. Upon completion students will graduate with a full BA in History then stay for a fifth year to complete their Master of Arts in Teaching.

History Social Science Coursework

Accelerated MAT in Secondary Education requires 10 hours of undergraduate prerequisites and 34 graduate hours. Among 34 required graduate credit hours, up to a total of 16 credit hours (a maximum 8 credit hours per semester) can be taken in the undergraduate senior year after being accepted to the Accelerated MAT program.

Education Core (30 Credits)

  • EDUC 506 Classroom Communication and Curriculum Integration
  • EDUC 527L Secondary and Middle Education Practicum
  • EDUC 531 Ethical Perspectives on Teaching
  • EDUC 541 Statistics in Education
  • EDUC 542 Research Methodologies in Education
  • EDUC 587 Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 594 Craft of Teaching
  • EDUC 596 Student Teaching
  • EDUC 597 Scholarly Inquiry Paper
  • LING 531 Theological Perspectives on Language and International Education
  • LING 618 English Language Learning Content Methods and Materials

Biblical and Theological Studies (4 Credits)

  • One approved Bible/Theology course


  • Complete a Scholarly Inquiry Paper or thesis within five years of the first term as a full M.A.T. student

Total: 34 credits

View the Recommended A-MAT in History Social Science Course Sequence