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Master of Arts in Teaching - Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)

Saint Xavier University

SXU - The Best in You


Saint Xavier University - Education Department
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60655, United States

What We Offer

Summary

The Elementary Education Program prepares candidates to teach in grades 1 through 6. Completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares candidates to obtain an Illinois Professional Educators License with an endorsement in Elementary Education and a Reading Teacher Endorsement. The Elementary Education Program consists of general education and professional education courses that address requirements for graduation and the State of Illinois requirements for licensure.

Elementary Education candidates will be concurrently enrolled in professional education coursework and field/practicum experiences designed to reinforce concepts and skills learned in the university classroom. The field/practicum experience blocks are designed to provide opportunities for candidates to apply course concepts in authentic environments. Required activities and assignments provide candidates with the opportunity to connect theory and practice, and prepare candidates for daily classroom responsibilities.

Elementary Education teacher candidates will observe and participate in a wide range of in-classroom teaching experiences in order to develop the skills and confidence necessary to be an effective teacher. The Elementary Education practicum and student teaching/clinical practice experiences have been designed as a serious apprenticeship that requires teacher candidates to spend a one academic year inside schools working alongside veteran Elementary School teachers.


Academic Fields

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

Degrees

Master's Degree, MAT, Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education


Formats

Full Time, Online or Distance, On-Campus, Evening or Weekend

Keywords

Elementary Education

Contacts

Imelda Macias

Imelda Macias
Director of Graduate Admission
macias@sxu.edu
macias@sxu.edu
1-773-298-3053

Jeannette Castillo

Jeannette Castillo
castillo@sxu.edu

Norberto Ramos

Norberto Ramos
Graduate Communications Coordinator & Assistant Baseball Coach
nramos@sxu.edu
773-298-3059

Who We're Looking For

Summary

Any individual with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education who meets the current admission requirements and wants to become a licensed Elementary teacher.


Academic Backgrounds

Earth Science Teacher Education.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship.
Elementary Education and Teaching.

Target GPA

B+ = 3.0-3.2

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