Application Process for Teaching (MAT) Master's Degree
1. Review Admission Requirements
To qualify for admission into the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), students must have already completed or meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours
- If you choose to complete the social science track, you will need to complete the Praxis Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081) test
- If you choose to complete the modern languages track, you will need to complete one of the following tests, depending on which language you choose to teach: Praxis Chinese (Mandarin): World Language (5665), Praxis French: World Language (5174), Praxis German: World Language (5183) or Praxis Spanish: World Language (5195). If you choose to teach Japanese, your application will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
2. Review Application Requirements
Admission to the MAT program is only allowed in the summer semester. The program begins with May intersession.
- U.S. Applicants
- Summer semester (begins in mid-May): April 1
- International Applicants
- Summer semester (begins in mid-May): Dec. 1
- U.S. Applicants: $65
- International Applicants: $75
3. Prepare to Apply
Please be prepared to upload the following information when completing the online application.
- Statement of objectives: Applicants are asked to answer the following questions in video format within the application. A computer camera and microphone are required. Applicants can rerecord their answers as many times necessary.
- Why are you interested in this program?
- Describe your previous experiences working with children.
- Why do you think you would be a successful teacher?
- Names and emails of three professional and/or academic references
- Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
- Failure to list any colleges or universities from which you received a degree or enrolled in graduate coursework may result in dismissal from the university.
- If your transcripts are not in English, you must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
- You will be asked for official transcripts after notification of admission.
Proof of English Proficiency
Students whose primary language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency during the application process by providing any one of the following official minimum test scores:
Scores must be self-reported within the application and official scores must be sent by the testing service to K-State.
Exception: students who have received a degree in the last two years from a U.S. college or university are not required to take any of the above English language proficiency exams.
Tip: select “Distance-Off Campus” and “Master’s” on the Academic Information page. On the Program Selection page, select “Education” followed by “Master of Arts in Teaching.”