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WIU Offering Master of Arts in Teaching

WIU Offering Master of Arts in Teaching

The Western Illinois University School of Education is now offering a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, which is an alternative licensure program.

The program has three degree options, including special education (K-21), secondary math (9-12), and secondary science (9-12). Coursework is completed through WIU and a two-year teaching residency.

Teacher candidates will receive an educator license with stipulations, an Alternative Provisional Educator (APE). The candidates will then be hired as a teacher of record by the school and take courses over that two-year period.

"Assuming a candidate is successful, she or he will earn a full Professional Educator License and a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree at the end of that two-year residency period," said School of Education Director Eric C. Sheffield. "Currently, WIU's School of Education offers this program for those interested in K-21special education, secondary math and secondary science."

Sheffield said WIU is the only public university in Illinois to offer this program. Scholarships and financial aid are available through the program.

For more information, contact Sheffield at [email protected]

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