Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Programs
The graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction offers a variety of graduate-level courses in all curricular areas with specific emphasis upon trends and recent developments in practice, theory, and research. Our graduate faculty members serve Curriculum and Instruction in four areas of professional commitment:
- Delivery of exemplary instruction to graduate students.
- Production, interpretation, and dissemination of sound and useful research and scholarship.
- Provision of leadership, collaboration, and service within the profession.
- Promotion, understanding, and celebration of diversity.
Graduate degrees include the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), the Master of Science (M.S.), the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.).
Course Delivery: Manhattan Campus; Some programs and courses available Online
Tuition Information: See the Cashiers and Student Accounts website for tuition and fee schedules.
Graduate Assistantships: See the College of Education Graduate Assistantships page for detailed information and application procedures about graduate assistantships available in the College of Education.
For more information about Curriculum and Instruction graduate programs, contact Dr. Kay Ann Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) offers an innovative pathway to teaching for those who have previously earned a Bachelor’s degree and meet other admission criteria. Rigorous online coursework is combined with field experiences in an accredited school near the student. Qualified students earn a MAT and recommendation for a Kansas initial teacher license in 12 months. MAT pathways are available for elementary (K-6); modern Languages (K-12); English (6-12); social studies (6-12); and agricultural education (6-12).
For information about the academic content and design of the program, see the MAT program website.
- Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education Track
- Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education Track
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction offers areas of specialization:
- Educational Technology (Online)
- Elementary/Middle Level Curriculum and Instruction
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement (Online)
- Learning Skills/School Improvement (Online)
- Mathematics Education (Online)
- Middle Level/Secondary Curriculum and Instruction
- Reading/Language Arts
- Reading Specialist Endorsement (Online)
- Teaching Civics and Government (Online)
- World Modern Languages
The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for advanced students who seek a focus on educational research and scholarship in local, national, or international settings. Through their research specialization, graduates contribute their expertise as faculty in careers in higher education, positions in research organizations, or other settings that require educational research.
The Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for advanced students teaching in a national or international K-12 educational context who want to develop a superior level of pedagogical competency and expertise in their professional field with an emphasis on practice and leadership. The program provides an understanding of the contextual application of research to practice.
For additional information, see the Ed.D. Program Handbook (PDF).
Graduate Certificate Programs
This program is a 19-20-credit hour curriculum that provides graduate level professional course work in education leading to teacher licensure in the following subject areas: Agriculture (6-12), Art (PK-12), Biology (6-12), Business (6-12), Chemistry (6-12), Earth & Space Science (6-12), English (6-12), Family & Consumer Sciences (6-12), Journalism (6-12), Mathematics (6-12), Modern Language (PK-12), Music (PK-12), Physical Education and Health (PK-12, Physics (6-12), Social Studies (6-12) and Speech and Theatre (6-12).
This 12-credit graduate certificate focuses on the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources (following guidelines prescribed by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology).
Advanced Programs for Licensure
Kansas State University offers Kansas elementary and secondary teachers and administrators the opportunity to complete requirements for an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement via distance education. This endorsement is offered to educators who are certified to teach in Kansas.
Special licensure requirements exist for K-12 school teachers of special reading classes in Kansas. In addition to degree certification and 2 years of verified teaching experience, a planned sequence of graduate reading courses are required for licensure endorsement. Students seeking this endorsement must hold a valid Kansas Professional teaching license.