Master of Arts in Teaching: Modern Language

Master of Arts in Teaching: Modern Language

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 modern language specialization prepares world language teachers to become knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers in an ever-changing diverse world. This specialization will explore the principles and methods of teaching in modern language instruction. You must have a bachelor’s degree and fluency in another language (or an advanced proficiency). This track will prepare you to receive a teaching license for grades K-12.

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 mid-May and ends the following May. A cohort is a group of students who complete coursework 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.



Leah McKeeman, Program Coordinator

Dr. Leah McKeeman is an assistant professor in the College of Education. She holds a Kansas teaching license in PreK-12 French education and English as a second language, and she is a reading specialist. Her passion is to help students learn at all ages, to develop creative curriculum and implement innovating instructional strategies.


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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