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:

  • begin in the summer semester
  • complete the program in 12 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 College of Education prepares educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers for a diverse and changing world. 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. 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.

June 28 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 28, 2023.

$510.60 per credit hour*
31 credit hours
No out-of-state tuition

*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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