Master of Arts in Teaching of Spanish (License)
This program is for individuals who are seeking a professional educator license (Grades K-12) in the State of Illinois. This MAT addresses several important areas, including the following:
- High school Spanish teachers teach both literature and language. Thus, they often seek advanced knowledge in both fields. The proposed MAT requires teachers to take courses in both areas.
- The MAT also incorporates advanced coursework in education – carefully selected courses required by the State of Illinois in order to obtain Professional Educator Licenses (previously Type 10 certification). These courses include topics that are crucial to K-12 teachers such as teaching literacy skills, educational psychology, and curricular development.