Early Childhood and Elementary Education, MAT

Enrich your Teaching and Leadership Skills

The online M.A.T. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education program is designed for working educators with busy schedules.

The online M.A.T. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education program is designed for working educators with busy schedules. Our degree program allows you to work closely with expert faculty dedicated to your success. They’ll help you identify a suitable location for your fieldwork hours and student teaching at a local school setting that is convenient for you.

Through classroom learning and hands-on experience, this program teaches you to create developmentally appropriate, child-centered, and play-based activities for young children. You’ll also learn to serve families in the process by helping them engage in their children’s education.

Program Benefits

  • Gain real-world teaching experience
  • Obtain Dual Licensure
  • Earn a degree from an ISBE-approved continuing education provider
  • No application fee or GMAT/GRE scores required

Fast Facts

  • Duration: 2.5 years
  • Cost per credit: $500
  • Credit hours: 74

Application & Eligibility

Greenville University’s convenient application process for online students makes it easy for you to get on track to meeting your goals. To apply for one of our career-focused degrees, complete the steps below.

  • Submit the free online application.
  • Work with your enrollment counselor to request official transcripts for any previously attended institutions.
  • Graduate students should also:
    • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or other recognized institution from another country.
    • Be employed or actively involved in a paid or volunteer position with enough responsibility to complete a capstone project.
    • Have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

Additional programmatic requirements may vary. Please visit the admissions section of your chosen degree page for details.

Admissions Details

Tuition & Aid

At Greenville University, we believe your degree is an investment in your future. That’s why we work with you to ensure your education is within reach. We are proud to offer competitive tuition and were named among the Top 10 Online Colleges in Illinois for 2021 by Affordable Colleges Online.

Financial Aid

Explore how you can make your Greenville University degree more affordable with the options below:

  • Military Benefits
  • Alumni Discount
  • Employee Tuition Benefits

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Get Connected

Our dedicated admissions counselors are here to help you through the application process and guide you every step of the way on your journey to GU. They can provide details about financial aid, U.S. military benefits, transfer processes, and more. Contact us by sending a message or call 618-664-7200.

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