Master of Arts in Teaching
Through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program at Lake Forest College, students can obtain both a master’s degree and Illinois teacher licensure simultaneously. The MAT entitles graduates for state-accredited initial teaching licensure focused on one of the following areas:
- Elementary grades 1-5
- Secondary grades 9-12: mathematics, English, history, chemistry, biology, physics
- K-12: visual arts, music, Spanish, French
The MAT Program includes two options:
- Combined BA/MAT, for individuals who seek to earn their BA in relevant content area for teaching (any content area for Elementary) and their subsequent MAT/teaching licensure at Lake Forest College
- Post BA MAT, for individuals seeking licensure who have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at another institution (with a major in an area of study offered by Lake Forest College) or at Lake Forest College
The MAT program is not appropriate for teachers who are already licensed to teach in K-12 schools.
In addition to earning your main license in elementary, secondary, or K-12, candidates can add the following additional endorsements.