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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 Master's of Art in Teaching 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 (in the secondary content field in which the candidate is seeking licensure) or equivalent coursework from an accredited higher education institution, in a regular content area eligible for restricted licensure.
  • Meet GPA requirements of 2.750 in last 60 hours of college coursework completed.
  • Be fully admitted to the WSU Graduate School, in the MAT degree-bound category. This requires a GPA of 3.000 in last 60 hours of college coursework completed.
  • Receive passing scores on the Praxis Subject Assessment exam.
  • Secure a teaching contract in an accredited Kansas school district.
  • Complete summer prerequisite education coursework.
  • Complete a supervised practical training experience under the collaboration of WSU and the hiring school district.

The Transition to Teaching program offers three options for obtaining a restricted teaching license.  Option 1 and Option 2 require no additional subject area coursework because the degree matches the subject area license for what an applicant wants to teach.  Option 3 requires completion of subject area coursework prior to being eligible for the Transition to Teaching program.

Option 1: I have a bachelor's or advanced degree in one of the following secondary subjects and want to teach that subject:

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


Option 2: I have a bachelor's or advanced degree in one of the following secondary subjects and want to teach that subject:

Agriculture Journalism                      
Business Speech/Theatre
Family & Consumer Science  


Option 3: I have a bachelor’s or advanced degree, but it is not in one of the secondary subject areas listed below. To be eligible for the Transition to Teaching program, I will need to submit transcripts for analysis to determine what coursework I will need to take before I can be considered for the T2T program. I will need to select ONE of the licensure areas listed below to determine this coursework:

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


The WSU Transition to Teaching Program does not offer alternative licensure in the following subjects:

Counseling Library Science
Elementary Education Physical Education
ESOL/TESOL Special Education

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