Master of Arts in Teaching: Agricultural Education

Master of Arts in Teaching: Agricultural Education

This flexible, 100% online master’s program is designed specifically for career changers and will prepare you for agricultural education teacher certification.

Rated #16 U.S. News & World Report.

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.

Agricultural education offers specialized courses that will explore content knowledge, providing enrichment and remediation to prepare you for your internship experience. You will focus on classroom, laboratory and student organization management preparing you for all roles in agricultural education.

The secondary agricultural education MAT consists of one track.

  • License-seeking track: For students who pursue the MAT while continuing their current employment.

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 Praxis content test. The license will transfer to other states upon completion of any additional requirements for that state.

Applications are encouraged and accepted year-round. Applicants may apply anytime but should submit their application at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester. The fall semester begins in late August, the spring semester begins in late January, and the summer semester has multiple start options. Reach out to K-State Online ( with application questions or check with MAT student success coordinator, TJ Duntz ( for course enrollment guidance.

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.

31 credit hours
100% online
No out-of-state tuition
$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.



Dr. Jonathan Ulmer

MAT Agricultural Education

Dr. Jonathan Ulmer specializes in agricultural education. He teaches a variety of classes, preparing students for careers as high school agriculture teachers. Prior to coming to K-State, Dr. Ulmer served on the faculty at Texas Tech University and the University of Missouri. Growing up in Nebraska, he earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education at the University of Nebraska and taught agriscience at Medicine Valley High School in Curtis, Nebraska. He earned his master’s in agricultural education at Oklahoma State University and his doctorate in agricultural education at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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