Kansas Transition to Training Grant
Kansas State University's new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)--an intensive, one-year, online degree specifically designed for people who have already earned a bachelor’s degree but want to pursue elementary teaching—allows school districts to “grow their own teachers.” Field experiences are arranged in an accredited school near the student—LIKE YOURS. In addition to earning their MAT, students are recommended for K-6 teaching license upon successful completion of the program.
The Kansas Board of Regents will fund 30 Kansas Transitions to Teaching Fellowships ($6,000.00—roughly 1/3 of the total tuition and fees) for admitted students from western Kansas (KBOE Area 5), KCK, Wichita, and Topeka. The fellowships will be applied to tuition/fees for Kansas State University's Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT).
The MAT was recently featured on Action News 41 in Kansas City: http://www.kshb.com/news/state/kansas/new-k-state-program-to-help-fill-need-for-elementary-school-teachers
The director of the MAT, Dr. Tom Vontz, will host an online interactive information session on Thursday, February 2. Interested students can go to: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/761809169. Zoom may be downloaded to any device at ZOOM.
Please forward this email to staff, parents, and/or others in your service area that might be interested in this opportunity such as long-term subs without certification, paras with undergraduate degrees, or parents interested in becoming elementary teachers.
Application deadline is APRIL 1, 2017. Priority deadline for KTTT Fellowships is MARCH 1, 2017.