The outline of the program is as follows:

  • Candidates complete requirements for a Bachelor's degree in any area in which the candidate is seeking licensure and for which Wheaton College has an approved licensure program. During the undergraduate years, candidates take the following professional education courses—EDUC 101EDUC 135, EDUC 136, EDUC 136LEDUC 225, EDUC 225L, EDUC 305, EDUC 305L/EDUC 505L, EDUC 324L/EDUC 527L, their major department’s methods course, EDUC 506, EDUC 552, and LING 618.

  • During the fall semester, candidates will be enrolled full-time for their student teaching experience (EDUC 587EDUC 594, and  EDUC 596) and spring semester for graduate courses (EDUC 531, EDUC 542, EDUC 593LING 531, and a Category I BITH course). With the satisfactory completion of student teaching and the State of Illinois examinations, candidates may apply for State of Illinois teacher licensure.

  • Each subsequent semester until an Educational Project is completed, candidates must enroll in EDUC 599 and pay the continuation fee.

  • The Master of Arts in Teaching degree will be awarded once all degree requirements are complete and the Educational Project is satisfactorily completed.

Requirements for the Accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary/Special Licensure degree are 34 graduate hours: 

EDUC 506Classroom Communication and Curriculum Integration4
EDUC 531Ethical Perspectives on Teaching2
EDUC 542Research Methodologies in Education2
EDUC 552Educational Technology 2
EDUC 587Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDUC 593Educational Project2
EDUC 594Craft Of Teaching2
EDUC 596Student Teaching9
LING 531Theological Perspectives on Language and Education2
LING 618English Language Learning Content Methods and Materials2
Select one 4-credit Bible/Theology course from the approved graduate program's Category I listing4
Complete an Educational Project within five years of the first term as a full M.A.T. student
Total Credits34