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Middle Level Education

Northeastern Illinois University

12 months
865 USD/credit
865 USD/credit
432 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Middle Level Education program of the Northeastern Illinois University provides students with the graduate level knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful teachers in grades 5-8.


Students choose at minimum one disciplinary area to earn their endorsement from social studies, math, science, or literacy (language arts). Subject area endorsements require 21 hours of approved content courses in the discipline. Candidates complete 200 hours of clinical experience in grades 5-8 and full-time student teaching in their endorsement area for 16 weeks.

Program Benefits

The Goodwin College of Education offers flexible day, evening and weekend classes.

Students get personalized attention from skilled professors in small class sizes, and gain connections to internships, career fairs and educational conferences.

Northeastern offers an affordable tuition and convenient urban locations accessible by car or public transportation.

Career Options

Candidates who complete the Middle Level Education program of the Northeastern Illinois University qualify for the Illinois Middle Grade Professional Educator License to teach in their endorsement area (social studies, math, science, or literacy).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodologies For Classroom Teachers
  • Media Technology For Educators
  • Children's And Young Adult Literature
  • Literacy Instruction For Middle Level
  • Teaching Writing: Purpose, Voice, Craft
  • Clinical Experience: Literacy In The Middle Grades

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2 letters of professional recommendation
  • MAT program application and writing sample
  • GPA in undergraduate work of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • ​21 credits in the endorsement content area (If a student does not have 21 credits in their endorsement area, a Conditional Admission may be given by the program)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Statement of goals and objectives
  • Any additional program-specific required documents
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Graduate Financial Statement
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 12 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.


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