Master of Arts in Teaching (Mathematics)

Master of Arts in Teaching (Mathematics)

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 program 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 mathematics specialization will explore the principles and methods of teaching and apply them to math instruction, including organization of subject matter, lesson planning, methodologies and classroom management for secondary and middle schools.

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 in mid-May and ends the following May. 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 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.




Dr. Tuan D. Nguyen taught secondary mathematics for seven years before obtaining his doctorate. As an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, he teaches graduate courses in the MAT secondary math program and the Ed.D. program. His research interests include school improvement, teacher turnover and teacher education policy.

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.


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