Andrea Graham, Topeka, Kansas
Andrea Graham shares her love of theater and teaching and how the Masters of Arts in Teaching program at K-State helped her achieve her goal to become a teacher in Kansas.
“People should become teachers, because every single person has been impacted by a teacher… I can be that one teacher that makes a difference in a student’s life.
“The MAT program was appealing for me, because 12 months was something that was obtainable for our family, and the fact that it was online and that I didn’t have to travel was a huge bonus for our family.”
Blake Freeland, Garden City, Kansas
Blake Freeland, a teacher in Garden City, Kansas, shares his personal story about finding a pathway to teaching through the K-State Master of Arts in Teaching program.
“I’ve taken online courses before, and this is the first program of study that I’ve taken that I’ve received as much feedback and as much input to help me grow, as not just what I’m going to be as a teacher, but as a person.
“It’s been difficult, but it’s been totally worth it.”
Steven Thomas, Kansas City, Kansas
Steven Thomas, a teacher in Kansas City, Kansas, shares his personal story about finding a pathway to teaching through the K-State Master of Arts in Teaching program.
“I think it’s more rewarding in that when you go home at the end of the day, you feel like you’ve had an impact on a person, the community, the area that you live in. You can have a positive impact on that, every day you go to work. I think that it’s more than a job, it’s a career that has meaning.
“It’s been a life changing opportunity for me.”