Master of Arts in Teaching: Agricultural Education

Master of Arts in Teaching: Agricultural Education

Designed for career changers, this 12-month accelerated program prepares you for secondary teacher certification and is rated in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report.

If you’re ready to start a new career in secondary education but don’t want to wait to finish a two-year master’s program or complete another bachelor’s degree, the online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is for you. This 12-month accelerated MAT combines online courses with classroom experiences at an accredited middle or high school near you to provide a strong foundation in classroom theory and practice.

The College of Education prepares educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers for a diverse and changing world. The agricultural education specialization courses will explore content knowledge, providing enrichment and remediation to prepare you for your internship experience. Learn methodologies and management for the secondary classroom. Also discover key concepts within the field of agricultural education, such as FFA and SAE. A focus on classroom, laboratory and student organization management will prepare you for all roles of agricultural education.

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.

The MAT follows a cohort model that begins mid-May and ends the following May. A cohort is a group of students who complete coursework at the same time within the same degree program and graduate together.

Application deadline is May 1 (March 1 for international applicants). See admission requirements below for full details.

$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.


If you have additional questions about this program, visit the Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education FAQs page for more information or view the Master of Arts in Teaching Program Handbook on the college page. Learn more about the other secondary specializations.

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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