Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education)

Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education)

Designed for career changers, this 12-month accelerated MAT prepares you for K-6 teacher certification and is rated in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report.

If you’re ready to start a new career in elementary education but don’t want to wait to finish a two-year master’s program or another bachelor’s degree, the online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is for you. This 12-month accelerated program combines online courses with classroom experiences at an accredited elementary school near you. Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to apply for a Kansas K-6 teaching license that can be used to obtain a teaching license in all other states.

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

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

Dec. 7 Event
Do you have questions about the MAT Elementary? Join us live for an informational webinar with Dr. Tom Vontz at 8:00 p.m. (CST) on Dec. 7th, 2021.

$510.60 per credit hour*
No out-of-state tuition
31 credit hours
100% online

*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.

New Tuition and Fees Structure for 2021-22 Academic Year
To better assist students with understanding the cost of attendance, K-State has simplified the tuition and fees structure for students enrolled in online programs.


Want to learn more or have additional questions about this program? Visit the Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education FAQs page for more information.


Steven Thomas

Steven was working in retail with school districts and realized he wanted to be teaching in the classroom deciding to pursue his master’s degree to become a teacher.


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