Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education)

Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education)

Designed for those with a bachelor’s degree outside the field of education who want to earn a teaching degree, this 12-month accelerated MAT prepares you for K-6 teacher certification.

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.

Feb. 9 Event
Do you have questions about the Master of Arts in Teaching? Join us live for an informational webinar with program director Tom Vontz at 8 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 9, 2021. Application fee waivers ($65) available to participants.

$495.50 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.

Special Fee Structure for 2020-21 Academic Year
To assist our students during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are reducing online tuition and eliminating distance fees for many 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.


Shaun Reed, '19

Shaun began his career as a paraprofessional before ultimately deciding to pursue his master’s degree so he could become a teacher.


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