Prepare for Early Childhood Education in 21st Century Learning Environments
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Pursue an Online Dual Licensure MAT in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Unlock the benefits of online education with Greenville University’s Dual Licensure MAT in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 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, the early childhood and elementary education MAT 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.
Enrich your Teaching and Leadership Skills
22 total major courses
74 total credit hours
- EDUC 540 Students with Exceptionalities
- EDUC 548 The Learning Environment
- EDUC 542 Equity in School & Society
- EDUC 582 Student Teaching Seminar
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No application fee
We’ve designed our admissions process to be quick and easy. Our dedicated enrollment team is available to offer help and answer any questions you might have along the way.
Application requirements for the online Dual Licensure MAT in Early Childhood and Elementary Education include:
|A completed online application|
|A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution|
|Transcripts from all institutions attended|
|A 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale|
An Affordable way to Advance in Your Education Career
$488 per credit
Financial aid is available
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What You’ll Learn
Greenville University’s online Dual Licensure MAT in Early Childhood and Elementary Education prepares you to become an Illinois licensed educator of children from birth through grade 6. You’ll graduate ready to take advantage of today’s learning environments as you encourage children’s social and mental development.
Laura Schaub, Program Director of Early Childhood and Assistant Professor of Education
Areas of Responsibility
- Supervising and Mentoring Teacher Candidates
- Early Childhood Program Design
- Teaching Education Courses
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- Southern Illinois Early Childhood Action Team
Laura has always enjoyed working with young children and seeing their excitement as they meet various developmental milestones. Before coming to Greenville University, Laura spent 25 years working in a variety of early learning environments. Laura received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Millikin University and later received her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University and her Doctorate from Maryville University. She discovered her passion for working with young adults inspiring them to become leaders in education. She is thrilled to continue her passion in the Greenville community.
Learn From the Best in the Field
Greenville University’s distinguished and caring faculty bring years of relevant teaching experience to the online classroom to prepare you for licensure and advancement as an educator. They are here to offer one-on-one encouragement and guidance as you complete your online Dual Licensure MAT in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
- Personal attention to ensure your success
- Mentorship throughout the program
- Academic and professional support
Study in a format that fits your life with our flexible and convenient online programs. Online learners receive personal support from application to graduation and experience the same academic rigor as on-campus students.Discover Online
Frequently Asked Questions
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You can complete the program in three to 4.5 years, depending on whether you take classes part time or full time. Visit our courses page to review the curriculum.
Greenville University is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved education provider, and the MAT in Early Childhood Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Graduates of this program are qualified early childhood educators licensed by the ISBE to teach in Illinois from birth through second grade. Other potential career paths include leadership positions in childcare centers, kindergartens, elementary schools, and more. Learn more on the careers page.