Master'sTeaching - Transition to Teaching Track

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 - Transition to Teaching Track 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

To be eligible for T2T, students must have:

  1. Completed at least a BA/BS degree (in the content field seeking licensure) from an accredited institution
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.750 in last 60 hours
  3. Received passing scores on the Praxis Subject Assessment exam
  4. Secured a teaching contract in an accredited Kansas school district
  5. Completed summer prerequisite education coursework

For additional admission details, click on the link below.


The Transition to Teaching (T2T) program is a two-year alternative licensure program that combines graduate coursework and full-time, paid teaching in an accredited school. The program is geared toward working professionals looking for a career change and more recent graduates wanting to teach.

Teaching candidates fulfill teacher licensure requirements in the first 29 credit hours (two years). Those who wish to earn the MAT degree must complete an additional seven credit hours of research in the third year.


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.