Graduate Admissions

Education MAT

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the summer.

41 Credit Hours

Education MAT

Columbia College Chicago offers the choice of two Master of Arts in Teaching degree options in which aspiring educators are prepared to become licensed classroom teachers.  Candidates of these programs have a wide range of backgrounds and have bachelors’ degrees in a wide variety of study areas.  Students participate in field experience and complete student teaching hours in the greater Chicago area, which prepares candidates to successfully teach in diverse settings.  Classes are offered in the early evening to meet the scheduling need of degree candidates, and both programs are designed to be completed in two years.

participate in field experience and complete student teaching hours in the greater Chicago area

Elementary Education, MAT

Columbia College Chicago’s Elementary Education, MAT program focuses on ways in which future teachers can develop knowledgeable, curious, and confident learners, while also exploring the importance of the arts in children’s engagement and learning, and effective ways in which to integrate the arts.  Successful completion of the degree leads to licensure as an elementary teacher.

Candidates may also obtain a middle school endorsement, and can apply credit hours from particular undergraduate focus areas in pursuit of further endorsements in Music, Dance, and Drama/Theater Arts.

prepares candidates to successfully teach in diverse settings

Visual Arts Education, MAT

Columbia College Chicago’s Visual Arts Education, MAT program is designed for those with previous knowledge and experience in one or more visual art areas, and a commitment to working with children and young people. Successful completion of the degree leads to licensure as a K-12 visual arts teacher.

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