Admission Requirements — Master of Arts in Teaching with Certification
Admission Requirements for the M.A.T.C. Program
Prior to admission to the College of Education, students seeking certification at the elementary level in the Master of Arts in Teaching with Certification degree program must meet the following requirements:
- Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning with a grade point average of 2.75 or above. The degree must be documented by official transcripts. Most approved baccalaureate degrees are acceptable toward elementary certification.
- Submit a completed graduate application and be accepted to Aurora University.
- Submit a passing score on the Illinois Certification Testing System's Basic Skills Test.
- Pass an FBI fingerprint check and National Sex Offender list check, and have a current (within the last year) TB test. These must be completed in the first semester after admission.
Transfer of Credit
The College of Education Graduate Faculty Committee may accept a maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credit from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning for application toward elective degree requirements. Transfer credit must be accepted prior to enrollment in the first course. Graduate faculty reserve the right to decide on the applicability of any and all transfer credit