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Master of Arts in Teaching - Alternative Licensure Programs

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 alternative licensure path is an option for prospective early childhood education, elementary education, middle level education and secondary education teachers who need to earn a salary while pursuing a teaching license. This alternative licensure program enables candidates to hold a paid position as the teacher of record while pursuing an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).

Our alternative licensure programs follow rigorous guidelines that include:
-accelerated coursework
-field experiences
-teaching experiences
-licensure testing

Candidates enroll in six semesters of program coursework including two intensive summer sessions as they complete a 42-credit hour program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).

The alternative licensure programs simultaneously combines accelerated coursework with classroom experiences and one-to-one mentoring. Courses are designed for hybrid/blended delivery; all face-to-face class meetings are scheduled for evenings.

Candidates in this program will have the guidance and support of a site-based mentor/coach and a University coordinator throughout the two years of required provisional teaching.


Academic Fields

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
Speech Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.

Degrees

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


Formats

Full Time, On-Campus, Evening or Weekend

Keywords

Alternative; Licensure; Early childhood; elementary; middle level; secondary

Contacts

Jeannette Castillo

Jeannette Castillo
castillo@sxu.edu

Brian Condon

Brian Condon
condon@sxu.edu

Norberto Ramos

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

Imelda Macias

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

Laura Richardella

Laura Richardella
richardella@sxu.edu

Who We're Looking For

Summary

SXU's alternative (non-traditional) teacher licensure is an option for those who have not completed traditional teacher preparation programs, but have an interest in changing careers and becoming teachers. If you hold at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to pursue a teaching license, alternative licensure may be the right fit for you.


Academic Backgrounds

Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Education, General.
Education, Other.

Target GPA

B+ = 3.0-3.2

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