Master of Arts in Teaching

This program is ideal for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in in becoming certified as a teacher.

This developmentally-sequenced program is designed to help students gain foundational knowledge, understand their discipline and classroom practices, plan instruction and assessment, and demonstrate effective teaching. It is rooted in a deep commitment to equity, social justice, and PK-12 public education. 

View the UMKC Catalog

Program features 

  • Cohort-based program designed for those already holding a bachelor’s degree and interested in becoming certified as a teacher  
  • Fulfills all the requirements for Missouri teacher certification for Middle School (grades 5-9), High School (grades 9-12), or K-12 Education, Art, French, Spanish, German
  • All students complete 41 credit hours common across certification areas
  • Some students also complete additional 3-6 credit hours, depending on intended area of certification, specific to their grade level and content 

Certification Areas 

  • High school teacher (Grades 9-12): English, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics), or Social Science 
  • Middle school teacher (Grades 5-9): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Science
  • Foreign Language and Art Certifications (Grades K-12): Art, French, German, or Spanish 

Program Admissions 

Admissions requirements are available in the UMKC Catalog. The online graduate application and the official transcripts will need to be sent directly to the UMKC Admissions Office. All other supplemental application materials should be sent to: 

Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies

Connie Fischer
615 E. 52nd Street, Room 310 
Kansas City, MO 64110