Teaching (Elementary/Alternative Licensure)
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The Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Elementary Education program is designed for candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree and want to earn an Elementary (K-6) Teaching License.  This is a 33-hour graduate program that is completely online.

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The Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Elementary Education program is designed for candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree and want to earn an Elementary Teaching License. This is a 33 hour graduate program that is completely online.

Candidates who are eligible can teach in a K-6 classroom with a Limited Apprentice License and earn a salary while completing online coursework.

Candidates who do not secure a teaching position while taking courses must complete a student teaching semester during the last spring semester of coursework.

Candidates who complete the program and pass the Kansas Teaching Licensure examinations will hold a K-6 teaching license.  Candidates can teach in Kansas or transfer their license to other states.

Candidates who hole a teaching license can apply for additional teaching licenses or endorsements by test or by completion of certificate or other graduate programs.  Examples are Building Leadership (Principal K-12), Reading Specialist, Special Education, or Library Media.

Candidates must complete one 40-hour practicum in a primary (K or 1 or 2) classroom and another 40-hour practicum in an intermediate (3 or 4 or 5 or 6) classroom.  The elementary school must be an accredited Kansas school.

Candidates who are offered a teaching position can be the Teacher of Record and earn a teacher’s salary and benefits with a Limited Apprentice License.  The Limited Apprentice License is only available after the candidates successfully completes the two 40-hour practica.

Candidates who do not secure a teaching position while taking courses must complete a student teaching semester during the last spring semester of coursework.

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Whether you are beginning your career with a Bachelor of Science in Education or want to grow professionally with a Masters Degree or Educational Specialist, we believe this is the place for you! With accredited programs, campus, online and hybrid classes, caring faculty and staff to guide you, you can begin or continue your journey toward a rewarding life in the field of Education and Leadership.

The faculty in the Early Childhood Unified program come from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Department of Teaching and Leadership. They also serve as academic advisors for the program.

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