The Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT) at Lake Forest College recommends graduates for initial teaching licenses in elementary, secondary and K- 12 education. Throu
Master of Arts in Teaching
The Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT) at Lake Forest College recommends graduates for initial teaching licenses in elementary, secondary and K- 12 education. Through the MAT Program, students can obtain both a master’s degree and Illinois teacher licensure simultaneously. This program is not appropriate for teachers who are already certified to teach in K-12 schools.
Our teacher licensure program has earned an excellent reputation for preparing knowledgeable, responsive, caring, and respected professional teachers.
As a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) student, you will:
Learn in small collaborative cohorts together with fellow students who are completing majors in various fields. It’s an interdisciplinary approach not found at other colleges;
Be guided by learned faculty and cooperating education professionals who provide individualized advising, mentorship, and assessment;
Work with student populations spanning the American racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic spectrum;
Get two classroom internships and practicums in school settings where you can hone teaching skills, not just one clinical experience like at most other colleges.