About this course
The department of curriculum and instruction offers courses leading to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). The MAT is offered for students seeking an initial KSDE teaching license through an alternative licensure program. The MAT theory to practice model offers three tracks. The Transition to Teaching (T2T) track, the Early Childhood Unified Residency (ECU-R) track, and the Middle Level/Secondary Residency track.
This program is a 36-credit-hour program. The program is offered for students seeking an initial license through an alternative licensure program. The core curriculum consists of 21 hours of child/ adolescent development and pedagogy, 11 hours of research and reflection and 4 hours of internship with university supervisors provided. Within the 11 hours of research, students are required to complete either an evidence-based capstone project or a master’s thesis.
- A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in the last 60 hours of coursework OR a GPA of 2.75 combined with either a Miller Analogies Test score of at least 40 or a Graduate Record Exam score of 143 in Quantitative Reasoning and 142 in Verbal Reasoning.