Early Childhood Education, M.A.T.

National College of Education offers three different ways to earn the Early Childhood Education, M.A.T., and eligibility for an Illinois Professional Educator License endorsed for early childhood and self-contained general education (age 0 to grade 2).

The Early Childhood Education, M.A.T. (Alternative Teacher Licensure) is an immersion learning program that places teacher candidates in on-site residencies within high-needs schools.

The Early Childhood Education, M.A.T. (Teacher Resident) is for candidates accepted into NLU’s teacher residency licensure partner program.

The Early Childhood Education, M.A.T. (Traditional) is appropriate for most candidates.