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College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-7304 fax

Dr. Thomas S. Vontz
Professor and Director

Eileen Wertzberger
Coordinator of Field Experiences

Julie Hunt
K-State Online
College of Education
Academic Program Coordinator
1-800-622-2578 (toll free)

Secondary Social Studies Track (6-12)

The MAT Secondary Social Studies Track is a 12-month program for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree outside the field of education who want to become teachers. This program combines rigorous online coursework with a field experience in an accredited 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 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

The social studies track will prepare you to receive a teaching license for grades 6-12. You must have a bachelor’s degree in social science. For more information about the Secondary Social Studies MAT, contact Dr. Brad Burenheide at bburen@k-state.edu.

→ MAT Handbook (PDF)

Course Sequence and Delivery

May IntersessionEDCI 710 Social Foundations of K-12 Education3
 EDCI 890 Master's Project
(continues through Spring semester)
SummerEDCI 702 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
EDCI 716 Teaching Diverse Learners3
EDCI 797 Secondary Content Field Colloquium2
FallEDCI 705 MAT Social Studies Methods3
EDCI 715 Literacy and Diverse Learners in the Content Areas3
EDCI 798 Secondary Content Filed Colloquium II2
EDCI 800 Teaching Practicum2
January IntersessionEDCI 799 Secondary Content Field Colloquium III2
SpringEDCI 801 Internship in K-12 Schools4
EDCI 760 Action Research in Education3

Course Schedules

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.

→ Canvas Help

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.

→ Sign in to your K-State Zoom account with your K-State eID and password

→ Using Zoom Handout (PDF)