Online Teaching Degree
Are you on a path to become a teacher? Don't make the world wait. Designed for career changers, this flexible Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program will prepare you for teacher certification and is rated #16 U.S. News & World Report.
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Master of Arts in Teaching
March 22 Master of Arts in Teaching webinar
Do you have questions about the Master of Arts in Teaching pathway? Join us live for an informational webinar with Dr. Thomas Vontz at 7 p.m. (CST) on March 22, 2023.
*This estimate includes online tuition and College of Education fees and is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
The online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a flexible, practical and convenient pathway to teaching.
- begin in any semester
- complete the program in as little as 11 months
- design a course schedule that fits your life
- explore teaching with your own personalized MAT GradCat — an experienced, veteran mentor teacher
- join diverse, talented and committed MAT students from nearly every state and many foreign countries
The elementary MAT consists of two, flexible tracks.
- Practitioner track: For students who pursue the MAT while teaching full time. Kansas teachers are required to hold a LEAP License. You can choose a specialization in elementary education or secondary options in English, social studies, mathematics or modern languages, regardless or what you studied as an undergraduate student.
- License-seeking track: For students who pursue the MAT while continuing their current employment. You can choose a specialization in elementary education or secondary options in agricultural education, English, social studies, mathematics or modern languages, regardless or what you studied as an undergraduate student.
Once you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to apply for a K-6 Initial Teaching License in the state of Kansas. Kansas Licensure also requires a Praxis pedagogy and content test. The license will transfer to other states upon completion of any additional requirements for that state.Learn more about elementary and secondary education.
Statement on 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v). Graduates of Kansas State University's teacher education programs who successfully complete the Kansas teacher licensure exams are eligible to apply for a Kansas Initial Teaching License. Kansas State University cannot determine whether its teacher education programs lead to licensure in any state other than Kansas. If you plan to teach in a state other than Kansas, you will need to check the teacher license transfer requirements of your state's Department of Education. We have compiled a state-by-state resource that outlines additional requirements, procedures and contacts to transfer of your Initial Kansas Teaching License to other states or U.S. territories.