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MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING

Transition to Teaching (T2T)

The T2T program at WSU is a two-year alternative licensure program that combines graduate coursework and full-time, paid teaching in an accredited school as the classroom teacher of record. 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 hours (two years). Those who wish to earn the MAT degree must complete an additional seven hours of research in the third year.

To be eligible for the T2T program, students must:

  • Complete at least a BA/BS degree from an accredited higher education institution, two years or more prior to program entry, in the subject(s) they will teach.
  • Meet GPA requirements of 2.75 in the last 60 credit hours.
  • Provide evidence of work experience in a field corresponding with the subject(s) they will teach.
  • Be admitted to the WSU Graduate School.
  • Receive passing scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) and the Praxis II content area exam.
  • Secure a teaching contract in an accredited Kansas school district.
  • Complete summer prerequisite education coursework.

Subjects for T2T licensure (with eligible grade levels)

Math (Grades 5-8 or 6-12) History/Government (6-12)
Biology (6-12) Speech/Theatre (6-12)
Chemistry (6-12) Physical Ed. (PreK-12)
Physics (6-12) Art (PreK-12)
Earth/Space (6-12) French (PreK-12)
Science (5-8) Spanish (PreK-12)
English (5-8 or 6-12 ) Music (PreK-12)

**Other areas require authorization

» Read the T2T Program FAQ
» Learn how to apply to the program
» See a list of required coursework
» Download a program brochure