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
Nov. 29 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 Nov. 29, 2023.
The online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a flexible, practical and convenient pathway to teaching. With this program, you can:
- Multiple Start Dates. Begin in fall, spring or summer semesters.
- Completion. Complete the program in as little as 12 months or go at your own pace.
- Flexibility. Design a course schedule that fits your life.
- Personalized Mentorship. Explore teaching with your own personalized MAT GradCat — an experienced, veteran mentor teacher.
- Diversity of Talent. Learn with diverse, talented and committed MAT students from nearly every state and many foreign countries.
- Job Placement. Join a program that enjoys a 97% job placement rate within one year of graduation.
- License Transfer. Transfer your Kansas Teaching License to other states upon completion of additional license transfer requirements, if any.
- Cost/Value. $16,620.03 for 31 credits; all students receive in-state tuition.
- Funding. MAT students are eligible to apply for TEACH grants, Teacher Loan Forgiveness and Kansas Service Scholarships.
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 an Initial Teaching License in the state of Kansas. Kansas Licensure also requires a Praxis content test(s). The license will transfer to other states upon completion of any additional requirements for that state.Learn more about elementary and secondary education.
Download the PDF of the elementary or secondary recruiting packet for more detailed information.
*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.
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.