Teaching (Secondary / Alternative Licensure)

Graduate Program: Teaching (Secondary / Alternative Licensure)

Online Program

Teaching (Secondary / Alternative Licensure) Graduate Program Online

The Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Secondary Education is a licensure program designed for those with a baccalaureate degree in a secondary contect area. This 36 graduate credit hour program leads to a Grade 6-12 Kansas teaching license. The program allows for a candidate to teach in an accredited Kansas school while taking coursework. If the candidate does not teach while taking coursework, the candidate must complete a student teaching semester.

Teaching (Secondary / Alternative Licensure) program distinctives

Options available for the degree include:

    Option III: Course Work
        This option requires completion of course work that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.

Career Options for Teaching (Secondary / Alternative Licensure)

Graduates of this program leave with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to enhance their ability as a:

  • Grade 6-12 Teacher in a Content area
  • Dual Credit teacher with 18 additional credit hours

Learn more about the Department of Teaching and Leadership

Admission to this graduate degree program requires:

  • Approval from the Teacher Education Office
  • Successful completion of a basic skills test
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Complete Professional Disposition Assessment
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Background check
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA first 12 hours of Graduate work

Required Courses:

  • PSYCH 810 Adv Educational Psychology
  • READ 720 Content Lit Middle/Sec Teachers
  • SPED  815 Individuals with Exceptionalities
  • TCHL 825 The Professional Teacher-Initial Exp
  • TCHL 836 Positive Classroom Management
  • TCHL 839 Techniques for Teaching Secondary
  • TCHL 843 Trends and Issues
  • TCHL 849 The Professional Teacher: Culminating Exp
  • TCHL 850 Current Teaching Practices
  • TCHL 851 Multicultural Approach to Diversity
  • TCHL 878 Assessment for Effective Teaching
  • TCHL 879 Instructional Planning and Delivery


Students in the Teaching (Secondary / Alternative Licensure) program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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