Elementary Track (K-6)
The MAT Elementary Track is a 12-month program for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree outside the field of education who want to become elementary school teachers. This program combines rigorous online coursework with a field experience in an accredited elementary school near you—no matter where you live in the U.S. Once you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to apply for an Initial Teaching License for teaching K-6 in the state of Kansas. The license will transfer to other states. Each state has its own requirements. You may need to complete additional steps to become licensed in your state. Information can be found at: https://www.nasdtec.net/page/InterstateAgreements
→ MAT Handbook (PDF)
Course Sequence and Delivery
|May Intersession||EDCI 710 Social Foundations of Education||3|
|EDCI 890 Master's Project |
(continues through Spring semester)
|Summer||EDCI 702 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment||3|
|EDCI 716 Teaching Diverse Learners||3|
|Fall||EDCI 791 Teaching Science and Mathematics in the Elementary School||4|
|EDCI 792 Teaching Social Studies, Reading, and Literacy in the Elementary School||4|
|EDCI 800 Teaching Practicum||2|
|January Intersession||EDCI 793 Teaching Health, Movement, and Fine Arts in the Elementary School||4|
|Spring||EDCI 801 Internship in K-12 Schools||4|
|EDCI 760 Action Research in Education||3|
The Course Schedule provides a listing of all classes offered during the semester, a description of enrollment procedures, an academic calendar, and other useful information. The course schedule also provides the class number, which is needed to enroll in the course through KSIS. Courses can be found by clicking on the term one is registering for, then the College of Education, and then Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Courses are listed in numerical order and have the same numbers as stated above in the course descriptions.
Course Delivery – Canvas
Canvas is the online learning environment for Kansas State University. Canvas provides integration with KSIS for course and final grade management, a variety of tools and services to connect student and instructors with the variety of options on the web, mobile apps and mobile browser support, as well as the tools and communication options that instructors, staff and students need.
Canvas gives students access to:
- View course lectures and materials
- Download files provided by the instructor
- Upload documents and assignments in various media formats
- Participate in chat groups with a white board and message boards
- Be a part of a student group within their particular class
- View grades and progress reports
- Communicate with instructor via email
Canvas can also be accessed directly from the K-State home page under the sign in drop down menu on the top right side of the page.
Video Conferencing – Zoom
Zoom is a video conferencing system which allows distance students to collaborate in group meetings as well as participate in class discussions. Zoom combines video conference with content sharing and group messaging to create one simple to use platform. Anyone in the world can join a Zoom meeting, but only a host can start/schedule meetings.
→ Using Zoom Handout (PDF)