Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Education)

Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Education)

Your pathway to teaching is ready! This flexible, online master’s program is designed for career changers and will prepare you for secondary teacher certification. 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.

The MAT allows you to choose a specialization in English, Agricultural education, Social studies, Mathematics or Modern languages, regardless of what you studied as an undergraduate student. The specializations will prepare you to receive a teaching license for grades 6-12 (K-12 for modern languages).

The secondary MAT consists of two flexible tracks.

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

Once you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to apply for a Kansas Initial Teaching License. Kansas Licensure also requires a 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.

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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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