The Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education is designed to deliver outstanding teacher preparation. Upon successful completion of degree requirements, candidates are eligible for a Professional Educator License with an Elementary endorsement from the State of Illinois for Grades 1 through 6. Concordia’s program emphasizes the following:
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The Illinois State Board of Education has defined specific General Education requirements for all Elementary Educators. Candidates for the MAT Elementary program must submit transcripts that document that they have met these general education requirements prior to entering the program.
General Education Requirements – Applicant’s transcript(s) must document that all course work submitted to meet General Education requirements has a grade of C or higher:
Content Area 1 - Communication and Composition
Content Area 2 - Mathematics
Content Area 3 - Natural Sciences (one course must have a lab)
Content Area 4 - Humanities (9 credit hours made up from two areas)
Content Area 5 - Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours made up from two areas)
Applicants must transfer in one course classified as a Non-Western course or area of study.
Applicants must have transcripted coursework in an academic major/minor content area common to elementary education curriculum with grades of C or higher.