Elementary Education, M.A. | Online | Saint Xavier University | Chicago Ridge, United States
42 months
575 USD/credit 6900 USD/year
575 USD/credit 6900 USD/year
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The Elementary Education graduate program offered by the Saint Xavier University will prepare you for an Illinois Professional Educator License with an endorsement to teach students in Grades 1-6.


This transformative and affordable experience is designed for those who have an undergraduate degree and is available in both on-campus and online formats. Online delivery will offer weekly flexibility, particularly if you have to balance multiple commitments, and is open to those across Illinois who otherwise may not be able to attend SXU on-campus. This Elementary Education program from Saint Xavier University, will lead to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).


Our alternative licensure programs follow rigorous guidelines that include:

  • accelerated coursework
  • field experiences
  • teaching experiences
  • licensure testing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Orientation (online) 
  • Methods of Reading and Reading in the Content Area 
  • Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Cycle of Effective Teaching 
  • Pre-residency Field Experience Block 
  • Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher 
  • Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 
  • Child Growth and Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH

42 - 45 


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application.
    • Completed recommendation forms.
    • Official results of the appropriate graduate admission test.
    • A completed and notarized SXU Affidavit of Support (PDF).
    • An official scholarship letter or a notarized bank statement or bank letter demonstrating capacity to provide financial support for at least one year of attendance at SXU. 
    • Non-native English speaking applicants must submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or official results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or proof of completion of ELS course level 112.
    • A "course-by-course" transcript evaluation report by an approved educational credential evaluator, for all colleges or universities attended abroad to determine U.S. equivalency. 
    • Photocopies or facsimiles of identification and expiration pages of the student's passport. 
    • Additional requirements may apply, depending on program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 575 USD per credit during 42 months.
  • National

    6900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 575 USD per credit during 42 months.

Living costs for Chicago Ridge

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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