Master of Arts in Teaching: English Language Arts

Master of Arts in Teaching: English Language Arts

This flexible, online master’s program is designed for current teachers or career changers and will prepare you for English language arts teacher certification at the secondary level (grades 6-12). Our online master’s in education programs are highly rated by 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 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.

English Language Arts (ELA) is a specialized field exploring principles and methods of teaching for grades 6-12. You will learn how to effectively define, organize and connect these subjects to the lives of secondary students.

The secondary English Language Arts MAT consists of two, flexible tracks.

  • License-seeking track: For students who pursue the MAT while continuing their current employment.
  • Practitioner track: For students who pursue the MAT while teaching full time. Kansas teachers are required to hold a Restricted License.

Once you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to apply for an Initial Teaching License in the state of Kansas. Kansas Licensure also requires Praxis content test. The license will transfer to other states upon completion of any additional requirements for that state.

July 24 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 July 24, 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.



Suzanne Porath, Program Coordinator

Dr. Suzanne Porath was an English language arts, history and humanities teacher; curriculum coordinator; and reading teacher for 13 years before becoming a teacher educator. As an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, she teaches courses in literacy for undergraduates and graduate reading specialists. In the Master of Art in Teaching for English Language Arts program, she teaches EDCI 706, 797, 798 and 799 and advises ELA teacher candidates.


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