General MAT

General Master of Arts in Teaching

teacher at the smart board in front of classPursue a career in Elementary or Secondary/K-12 education through the various program options at the Wheaton College Graduate School. Students who already hold a Bachelor's from another accredited college/university may complete the General MAT requirements.

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.

  • MAT in Secondary licensure is offered for any of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Geology, German, History-Social Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Spanish.
  • MAT in Elementary licensure is offered to students who have any BA major.
  • The M.A.T. program is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
I chose Wheaton's MAT program because I wanted to grow in my abilities as an educator and to learn how to best serve Christ through my work in the classroom. — Nathan Gorski 2023, General Masters of Arts in Teaching with Mathematics and Computer Science


Learn more about the General MAT admissions requirements and program offerings