Master'sTeaching - Early Childhood Unified Residency

Whether you’re a recent college graduate or a working professional, Wichita State’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program will help you gain the knowledge and practical skills vital to becoming a well-prepared, licensed teacher.

Learn how Teaching - Early Childhood Unified Residency is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

The program is open to individuals who have:

  1. Completed at least a BA/BS degree from an accredited institution
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours, OR a GPA of 2.750 in last 60 hours combined with Miller Analogies Test score of at least 40 or GRE score
  3. Passed a criminal background check that they obtain at their own expense

For additional admission details, click on the link below.


The early childhood unified residency (ECU-R) track is offered for students seeking initial KSDE license in early childhood unified: birth–third grade. The graduate-level initial licensure program consists of 36 credit hours of coursework, student teaching and a capstone project or thesis.


A graduate degree from Wichita State’s College of Applied Studies will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive impact in the classroom—and on your career.