Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education)

Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education)

Your pathway to teaching is ready! This flexible, online master’s program is designed for career changers and will prepare you for K-6 teacher certification.

With this program, you will benefit from:

  • 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 College of Education prepares educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, and caring decision makers for a diverse and changing world. You will learn how to effectively define, organize and connect these subjects to the lives of elementary students.

The elementary MAT offers two flexible tracks.

  • Practitioner track: For students who pursue the MAT while teaching full time. Practitioner track students are required to hold a Limited Elementary Apprentice Program (LEAP) License.
  • License-seeking track: For students who pursue the MAT while continuing their current employment.

Once you complete the MAT, you’ll be eligible to apply for a Kansas K-6 Initial Teaching License. Kansas Licensure also requires Praxis content tests. The license will transfer to other states upon completion of any additional requirements for that state.

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.

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.

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