EVENING PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATION/MASTER OF ARTS
This is an evening program for working adults who wish to obtain elementary certification and earn a Master of Arts degree. This program is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be successful classroom teachers. Candidates may choose to only complete the coursework and clinical hours needed for elementary certification, or they may continue their studies and earn a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Candidates seeking a Master of Arts degree must complete a comprehensive examination. Although coursework is offered during evenings, the field work and student teaching requirements must be met during normal school hours. All candidates must meet the requirements for full admission status listed in the College of Education introduction.
Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills Test
Initial interview with University representative
Bachelorís degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Enter with a minimum 2.75 grade point average for Bachelor's level coursework and maintain a minimum 3.0 during the program
Meet all general education requirements
Eighteen hours in an endorsement area (See Program Director for list of acceptable areas of endorsement)