Two Distinct Graduate Programs in Education
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T)
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) program enables candidates to earn a Master’s degree and an Initial Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL). There are two options by which candidates are admitted into the program: The Accelerated M.A.T for those students who are currently completing their undergraduate degree at Wheaton College, and the General M.A.T. for students who have already received their undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and are seeking an Initial Illinois Professional Educator License for teaching.
Master of Arts in TESOL
The TESOL and Intercultural Studies programs focus on the teaching and learning of languages, with a particular focus on the profession of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). At Wheaton, the goal of the TESOL and Intercultural Studies programs is to develop Christian professionals who are skilled in theory and practice for culturally relevant service in a constantly changing world. TESOL and Intercultural Studies consists of the several programs including a Master of Arts in TESOL which has two different tracks. The Accelerated MA-TESOL is for current Wheaton students. While the General MA-TESOL is for those who already hold a bachelor's degree from Wheaton or another institution.