• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The instructors in the Elementary Education program from National Louis University bring both academic skills and practical experience to the classroom, offering the best in elementary education. As a result, we’re well known for preparing educators who can meet the demands of today's diverse classrooms and become leaders in the education profession.

Consider getting your Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Elementary Education at NLU if you:

  • Have a bachelor's degree in another discipline
  • Would like to get your degree in as few as 22 months
  • Want to study at a well-established teaching institution

What You Will Learn

  • How to teach students while taking into account their unique learning styles. The guiding principle of NLU instructional methods is based on constructivist philosophy: that learning is an active social process and teachers are the facilitators in that process.
  • Best practices in the classroom, and how to apply appropriate teaching methods to language arts, reading, math, social studies, sciences and health and physical education.
  • How to assess and evaluate your techniques, and how to use research to enhance your teaching practices.
Career Outlook

Currently, our country's education schools don't graduate an adequate number of qualified teachers to meet the demand, and job prospects are best in areas including urban and rural school districts.

NLU students are recognized by school principals as teachers who are comfortable in the classroom, can improve student performance and understand how schools are run.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language 
  • Methods of Teaching Social Studies 
  • Methods for Teaching Arts Education 
  • Methods for Teaching Health and Physical Education 
  • Teaching and Learning in Context 
  • Resident Teacher Practicum 
  • Resident Teacher Student Teaching 
  • Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 
  • Methods tor Teaching Elementary Schools Mathematics 
  • Literacy Methods: K-6 
  • Teaching Reading Comprehension and Content Literacy in Grades 1-6 
  • Methods of Teaching Science 
  • Introduction to and Methods ot Teaching Students witn Disabilities 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Complete application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where you registered and/or attended. In order to be considered official, transcripts must arrive in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution. 
  • Applicants with less than 10 semester hours of transferable college credit must submit an official high school transcript, sealed in the original envelope with graduation date posted
  • Official military transcripts, military certificates (including Army, Navy, Marine Joint Services or CCAS-Air Force transcripts), nationally recognized certificates and CLEP/DANTES test scores may also be submitted for evaluation
International Students
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required if English is not the applicant’s native language and/or high school degree
  • was earned outside of the United States. 
  • Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated 
Additional Program Specific Admission RequirementsNational College of Education
  • Juniors seeking admission into a National College of Education licensure program must register for the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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