24 months
685 USD/credit 12330 USD/year
685 USD/credit 12330 USD/year
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The focus of the Middle Grades Education program from National Louis University is on the preparation of prospective teachers who will provide learning opportunities for young adolescents with concern for them as human beings and for their unique developmental needs. 

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The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Middle Grades Education at National Louis University is designed for aspiring teachers who seek the Professional Educator License endorsed for content specific middle grades classrooms in grades five through eight. The program prepares future teachers to influence and improve the education of middle grade students and offer leadership in the education profession.

Academic Program

  • The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Middle Grades Education program is designed
  • for aspiring middle grades teachers. Successful graduates will have attractive
  • opportunities for employment as middle grades teachers. Individuals with an earned
  • bachelor’s degree in any field other than education are potential candidates. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Advocacy Practicum: Young Adolescents in Context 
  • Voices and Choices in Middle Grades Education
  • Integrated Curriculum in the Middle Grades
  • Methods of Teaching Content Area Literacy in the Middle Grades
  • Engaging Young Adolescent Learners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Procedures and requirements are specific to each program. Admission to study in one program does not ensure admission to all programs. 
  • The decision to deny admission cannot be appealed. It is your responsibility to be aware of the policies and requirements of National Louis University as stated in the University catalog. 
  • National Louis University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement, including fees, at any time, with or without notice. 
  • National Louis University admits students to all programs and activities and administers all educational, employment, and other policies without discrimination because of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, military status or marital status. It is expected by the University that all information which is material to the admissions process be accurate and true to the best of the student’s or prospective student’s knowledge. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 685 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 685 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


We are pleased to announce that for all students starting in the Summer 2020 (July) term, NLU is offering brand new undergraduate scholarships for international students! The new scholarships are listed below:

10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

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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