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Online Teaching Degree

Your pathway to teaching is ready! Designed for career changers, these flexible Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs will prepare you for teacher certification regardless of where you live.

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Master of Arts in Teaching

June 26 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 June 26, 2024.

 

Shaun ReedThe online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a flexible, practical and convenient pathway to teaching. Benefits include:

  • Flexible Pace/Schedule. Design a course schedule that fits your life. Complete the program in as little as 12 months or go at your own pace. Begin in fall, spring or summer semesters.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships. More than 70% of MAT students receive scholarships such as K-State’s Global Campus Scholarship and/or the Kansas Board of Regents Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship. All students receive the same tuition rate wherever they live.
  • Quality/Job Placement. Join a program that is rated #12 in the United States by US News & World Report and that places 97% of its students within one year of graduation.
  • Personalized Mentorship. Explore teaching with our team of MAT GradCats — experienced, veteran mentor teachers.
  • Diversity of Talent. Learn with diverse, talented and committed MAT students from nearly every state and around the world.
  • License Transfer. Transfer your Kansas Teaching License to other states upon completion of additional license transfer requirements, if any.

The MAT offers two flexible tracks.

  • Practitioner track: For students who pursue the MAT while teaching full time. Kansas teachers are required to hold a Limited Elementary Apprentice Program (LEAP) License. You can choose a specialization in elementary education (K-6) or secondary (6-12) options in agricultural education, English, social studies, mathematics or modern languages, regardless of 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 (K-6) education or secondary (6-12) options in agricultural education, English, social studies, mathematics or modern languages, regardless of 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 on our websites.
Download the elementary or secondary information packet for more details.
How to Apply
31-33 credit hours
100% online
Same tuition wherever you live
$536.13 per credit hour*



*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.

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