Teaching (Secondary / Alternative Licensure)
Online Master's Emphasis

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Overview


The Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Secondary Education program is designed for candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree and want to earn a Middle/Secondary Teaching License.  This is a 36 hour graduate program that is completely online.

Ranked in the Top 25 Best Online Graduate Education Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report

Cost


$390*

  • Total per credit hour

36

  • Credit hours
  • Total tuition = $14,040*
    ( $354 per credit hour + $36 electronic access fee) x 36 credits
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2019-2020 academic year tuition rates , master's program option, and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2019-2020 academic year. Cost per credit hour and total tuition will vary if studies span over one or more academic year.

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  • About Master's Program
  • Career Options
  • Internship opportunities
  • MAT Documents

The Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Secondary Education program is designed for candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree and want to earn a Middle/Secondary Teaching License.  This is a 36 hour graduate program that is completely online.

Candidates who are eligible can teach in a middle or secondary classroom as the Teacher of Record and earn a salary while completing coursework with a Restricted Teaching License.

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

The Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Secondary Education prepares a candidate for a Kansas middle/secondary teaching license in a content area.  Candidates pursuing a Music, Art or Physical Education teaching license earn a K-Grade 12 teaching license.

Candidates can teach in Kansas or transfer their license to other states.

Candidates who accept a teaching position can be the Teacher of Record for one and/or two years using the Kansas Restricted Teaching License.  Candidates who do not secure a teaching license must complete a student teaching semester (16 weeks).

About Teaching and Leadership Department


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 department offers Alternative Teaching Licensure programs in Special Education and Secondary Education. Certificates that lead to an endorsement to a teaching license in a variety of educational areas are available.

Pitt State has been ranked in the Top 25 Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report. The best online master's in education degree programs were chosen based on factors such as accreditation, admissions selectivity and academic and career support services offered to students.

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