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Teaching - Secondary Education

Northeastern Illinois University

24 months
865 USD/credit 16002 USD/year
865 USD/credit 16002 USD/year
432 USD/credit 7992 USD/year
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The Teaching - Secondary Education program of the Northeastern Illinois University is designed for students who wish to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching and obtain initial licensure to teach high school students (grades 9-12).


Candidates will enter the Teaching - Secondary Education program of the Northeastern Illinois University as part of a cohort in one of four areas:

  • Language Arts
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Earth Science)

Candidates also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with students in other disciplines and intensively with those in their own discipline. They will gain pedagogical knowledge throughout the program, including collaborative planning, classroom teacher training, and assessment skills.

MAT Program Benefits

Northeastern Illinois University offers flexible day, evening, and weekend classes so that working professionals can plan their MAT class schedule to fit their needs. Students also get personalized attention from skilled professors in small class sizes. NEIU offers an affordable tuition and convenient urban locations accessible by car or public transportation.

In addition, the Secondary Education degree program includes:

  • Field experiences that tie the school to the community for transformative thinking
  • Theoretical and practical perspectives on classroom teaching
  • Engagement in urban school settings with expert support and guidance

Students pursuing their Master of Teaching will find that NEIU provides the ideal student environment: balanced, flexible, and conducive to academic and personal success.

Secondary Education Careers

A lucrative and rewarding career in teaching is the immediate possibility afforded by a Master of Arts in Teaching from NEIU. With additional training, graduates can pursue positions in administration, curriculum leadership, organizational training, and advanced work in their disciplines.

Possible teaching opportunities include:

  • High School Teaching
  • Teaching Abroad
  • Curriculum Development
  • Publishing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Individual Differences And Educational Practice
  • Educational Thought And Secondary Schooling
  • Technology In Content Area Teaching
  • Literacy Instruction In Content Areas In Secondary Grades
  • Methods Of Teaching English Language Arts In Secondary Schools
  • New Directions In Teaching History In The Secondary Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited university as documented by submission of official transcripts, with undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4-point scale
  • Undergraduate major in subject area of desired endorsement OR equivalent coursework to meet ISBE requirements for desired endorsement area. (Candidates who require no more than 2 additional content-area courses may be conditionally admitted but must fulfill their content-area requirements prior to student teaching)
  • Admission to the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR)
  • 1-2 page statement detailing reasons for applying to the program in their desired content area
  • 15-30 minute personal interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16002 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16002 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 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.


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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