The Noble Network of Charter Schools
Special Education MAT Program
Earn your Masters of Arts in Teaching while serving as a full-time Learning Specialist at Noble!
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,300 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are minority, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college goers. At Noble, we have one mission: to be a catalyst for educational equity in the city of Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. We know that we can fulfill this mission if we are the best place for a diverse mix of driven, reflective, and innovative educators to come, stay, and do their best work nurturing college-ready students. We as an organization along with the people we hire must have a commitment to being anti-racist in all areas of our organization. In the past we have diligently worked toward pursuing the accomplishments listed above. We plan to use that same determination, innovation, and diligence in our goal to become a anti-racist organization and we’d welcome you to join us.
Noble Special Education teachers provide individualized opportunities for students to practice the skills and habits necessary to be successful in school. Learning Specialists will provide support in a variety of classroom models including instructional, pull-out, push-in, and co-taught.
Noble is committed to investing in and developing educators who want to serve our students with disabilities. For this reason, Noble partners with the Relay Graduate School of Education to give participants the opportunity to earn Illinois state licensure and a Master of Arts in Teaching in two years. Participants will serve as full-time special education instructors at a Noble campus and will undergo professional development in this high-needs area through a dynamic graduate program. Grounded in the practices of successful teachers and schools, this Master’s program combines online and in-person learning, with 40% of the coursework completed online and class directed by a specialist 2-4 times per month. The special education curriculum provides a foundation in all disabilities, with a specific focus on developing your expertise for learning disabilities and high-incidence behavioral needs. You’ll also learn how to advocate on behalf of your students to ensure that they receive the services and support they deserve. At the end of the two year program, you will graduate with your Master of Arts in Teaching and your Illinois teaching license with an LBS1 endorsement.
- Pass required state exams (1) Learning Behavior Specialist 1 and (2) Special Education General Curriculum
- A Bachelor’s degree by June 2021
- A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.0
- Admittance and enrollment into Relay Graduate School of Education (following point of offer)
- No current Illinois teaching license
- Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis
- 100% of tuition covered by Noble
- Salary and benefits
- Full reimbursement of testing costs and license fees
- Guidance in the application and testing process
- Skill development in a highly desirable specialization that is transferable to any school setting
- A Master’s degree from an accredited national nonprofit institution of higher education
- An Illinois teaching license with an LBS1 endorsement
- An unwavering belief that all students can succeed in high school, college, and lead exemplary lives
- Proven commitment to serving students of color
- Self-awareness, a regular practice of reflection, and a desire to continuously improve
- Follow through, attention to detail, and a belief in our students matters
Statement of Non Discrimination
Noble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.