Elementary Education, M.A.T.
National College for Education offers three different ways to earn the Elementary Education, M.A.T. and initial or alternative certification:
The alternative certification program is offered only in partnership with a school district.
The alternative route to certification program provides noncertified teachers who are currently teaching in elementary schools and seeking the Illinois Initial Elementary (K–9) teaching certificate (Type 03) the opportunity to attain the certificate and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree while continuing to teach in their own classrooms.
The resident teacher program is offered in partnership with the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL).