The School of Education offers candidates with a bachelor’s degree a route to attaining an initial Professional Educator License in the state of Illinois. Following successful completion of the two year program, candidates will complete their clinical practice experience and be eligible for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree and the Professional Educator License (PEL).
Dominican University offers MAT - Secondary licensure programs in the following areas:
Secondary: English/Language Arts
Secondary: Social Studies
In traditional teacher preparation programs leading to licensure, candidates take all of their coursework leading to licensure prior to completing their clinical practice experience. They do some early field experience as part of their preparation but are not in the classroom full-time until after their coursework is completed.
The Master of Arts in Teaching program with a Secondary endorsement is designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree interested in pursuing a master’s degree in education with an Illinois educator license. Candidates must fulfill State content-area requirements for their particular endorsement and designation.
Candidate for admission must hold a valid Professional Educator License appropriate for the approval/endorsement. Upon submission of a completed online application, the School of Education licensure officer will verify the candidate’s Illinois Professional Educator License.