Kansas Masters in Education Programs

“There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.” Even Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz loved Kansas, The Sunflower State. After all, what’s not to love.

Are you considering a Master’s degree in Education to take your career to the next level? If so, there are more than a dozen colleges and universities in Kansas offering nationally accredited degree programs that should meet your needs as an educator or administrator.


Baker University
Graduate School

Baker University’s School of Education offers three Master’s programs for educators. They offer a Master of Arts in Education to practicing classroom teachers. Baker offers a Master of Science in Special Education program leading to licensure to work with K-8, 6-12, or K-12 students. The university also offers a Master of Science in School Leadership to prepare those looking to move into an educational administrator position.

The School of Professional and Graduate Studies offers one Master’s level program applicable to educators. It is a Master of Liberal Arts program with concentrations available in the following areas:

  • Creative Arts (Art, Communication, Film, Literature, Music, and Theatre)
  • History and Ideas (Culture, History, Philosophy, and Religion)
  • Natural and Social Sciences (Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Health)
  • Education
  • Gender Studies
  • Management and Leadership
  • Online Teaching and Learning
Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

8001 College Blvd
Suite 100
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 491-4432


Benedictine College
Education Department

Benedictine College offers a limited number of educator/administrator Master’s program. They offer a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Teacher Leadership. Additionally, they offer a Master of Arts in School Leadership (MASL) degree program.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

1020 North 2nd Street
Atchison, KS 66002
(800) 467-5340


Emporia State University
The Teachers College

Emporia State University offers quite a few Master’s degree programs applicable to teachers, administrators, and other educators. They offer numerous Master of Science programs in the following specializations:

  • Art Therapy Counseling
  • Biology
  • Business Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Master Teacher/Reading Specialist
  • Mathematics
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

The university also offers several Master of Arts degree programs. Programs for educators are offered in three specialty areas: English, History, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). They offer a Master of Education in Teaching program as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching Social Sciences program.

Emporia State also offers a couple other graduate educator degrees. The university offers a Master of Library Science program which is fully accredited by the American Library Association. They also offer a Master of Music program with an emphasis in Music Education.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs Council on Rehabilitation Education
National Association of School Psychologists
American Library Association
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

1200 Commercial Street
Emporia, KS 66801
(620) 341-1200


Fort Hays State University
College of Education and Technology

Fort Hays State University’s College of Education and Technology offers numerous degree programs designed specifically for educators. They offer Master of Science in Education programs with specializations in Library Media Specialist and Reading Specialist. They offer Master of Science in Counseling programs in Community Counseling and School Counseling specialties. Additionally, Master of Science programs are offered in the following specialty areas:

  • Educational Administration/Building Principal
  • Instructional Technology
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Adaptive Special Education and Gifted Education)

The College of Arts and Sciences offer several degree programs applicable to educators. Students can choose from Master of Arts programs in either English or History. They offer Master of Science programs in the following specializations:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication
  • General Psychology
  • Geosciences (Concentrations available in Geology and Geography with two emphases: one for the professional geologist and the other for Earth Science teachers)
  • School Psychology

Additionally, they offer a Master of Fine Arts in Art and Design program and a Master of Liberal Studies program.

The College of Health and Life Sciences offer two Master of Science programs of interest to educators. They are offered in both Biology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 628-3478


Friends University
Graduate Teaching School

Friends University offers a few Master’s level programs applicable to educators. They offer a Master of Arts in Teaching program. Other programs include a Master of Science in Environmental Studies and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy,

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

2100 W. University Ave
Wichita, KS 67213
(316) 295-5901


Kansas State University
College of Education

Kansas State University offers many degree programs for teachers, administrators, and other educators. Master of Arts degree programs of interest to educators are offered in the following areas of study:

  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Spanish
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Theatre (Concentration available in Drama Therapy)

Master of Science programs are offered in the following areas of study:

  • Academic Advising
  • Adult, Occupational, and Continuing Education
  • Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling and Student Development
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Family Studies and Human Services (Concentrations available in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies, Life Span Human Development, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Youth Development)
  • Geology
  • Gerontology
  • Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Adaptive Special Education and Functional Special Education)

Professional Master’s programs offered include a Master of Music (concentrations available in Music Education, Performance, Music History/Literature, Keyboard Pedagogy, and Composition) program and a Master of Technology program.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

006 Bluemont Hall
1100 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-5525


MidAmerica Nazareen University
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

MidAmerica Nazareen University offers several Master’s programs for educators. They offer Master of Education programs in the following specialty areas:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Technology-Enhanced Teaching
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Reading Instruction
  • Adaptive Special Education

They also offer Master of Arts program in the following specializations:

  • Counseling (Concentrations available in Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, as well as Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling)
  • Leadership
  • Non-Profit Administration
Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062
(813) 782-3750


Newman University
Graduate Education Programs

Newman University offers a Master of Science in Education program in Building Leadership as well as Curriculum and Instruction (concentrations available in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Accountability, and Reading Specialist).

Other programs for educators include a Master of Arts in Theology program, a Master in Theological Studies program, and a Master of Social Work program.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

3100 McCormick
Wichita, KS 67213
(316) 942-4291


Pittsburg State University
College of Education

Pittsburg State University’s College of Education offers many applicable Master’s degree programs for teachers and other educators. They offer a Master of Arts in Teaching program for those holding a non-teaching Bachelor’s who are seeking licensure as a teacher in a grade 6-12 setting. The program is offered in two specialization areas: Secondary Education and Special Education.

They also offer Master of Science programs in the following specializations:

  • Counseling (Concentrations available in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling)
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology (Concentrations available in Library Media and Technology Integration Specialist)
  • Elementary Education
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (Concentrations available in Human Performance and Wellness and Sports and Leisure Service Management)
  • Psychology (Concentrations available in General Psychology and Clinical Psychology)
  • Reading (Concentrations available in Reading Specialist and Classroom Reading Teacher)
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Adaptive Special Education and Functional Special Education)

The college of Arts and Sciences offers programs for educators as well. Master of Sciences program are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Master of Arts programs are offered in the following areas of study:

  • Communication
  • English (Concentrations available in Creative Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, Literature, and Professional/Technical Writing)
  • History

They also offer a Master of Music with concentrations available in Music Education, Performance, and Conducting.

The College of Technology offers Master of Science degree programs in the following areas of study:

  • Career and Technical Education (Concentrations available in College Teaching, Technology Education, Technical Teacher Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences Education)
  • Human Resource Development (Concentrations available in Management and Consulting as well as Program Development and Delivery)
  • Technology
Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Masters in Psychology Accrediting Council
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

115 Hughes Hall
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-4518


Southwestern College
Education Center

Southwestern College offers a Master of Arts in Teaching leading to licensure as a teacher for those holding a non-teaching Bachelor’s degree. Master of Education programs area also offered in the Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Special Education.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

100 College Street
Winfield, KS 67156
(800) 846-1543


University of Kansas
School of Education

The School of Education at University of Kansas numerous Master’s programs for teachers, administrators, and educators. Master of Science in Education programs are offered in the following specializations:

  • Curriculum and Instruction (Concentrations available in Gifted, Reading Specialist, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Educational Psychology and Research
  • Educational Technology
  • Higher Education
  • Physical Education (Concentrations available in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Health Education Pedagogy, and Sport Management)
  • School Administration
  • Social and Cultural Studies in Education
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Adaptive-High Incidence Disabilities, Deaf Education, Early Childhood Unified, and Functional-Low Incidence Disabilities)

They offer Master of Arts programs in Curriculum and Instruction (concentrations available in Gifted, Reading Specialist, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Special Studies. They offer Master of Science programs in Counseling Psychology and Special Studies.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers Master’s programs for educators as well. Some of them are Master of Arts programs including those in the following areas of study:

  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Botany
  • Child Language
  • Clinical Child Psychology
  • Communication Studies
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Film and Media Studies
  • French
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Theatre
  • Visual Art (Concentrations available in Painting, Ceramics, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Textile Design/Weaving, Expanded Media, Printmaking, and Sculpture)
  • Visual Art Education

KU’s College of Liberal Arts also offers a Master of Fine Arts in Creative writing as well as Master of Science programs in Applied Behavioral Science, Chemistry and Geology.

The School of Music offers a Master of Music Education with concentrations in Music Education and Music Therapy. They also offer Master of Music programs with concentrations available in Accompanying, Church Music, Composition, Conducting, Music Theory, Musicology, and Performance.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Association for Behavior Analysis International
National Association of School Psychologists
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room #208
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-3726


University of Saint Mary
Graduate School

Specialty Programs

University of Saint Mary offers several Master’s programs suitable for teachers and other educators. They offer a Master of Arts in Teaching program as well as a Master of Arts in Education program. They also offer a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology as well as General Psychology.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

11413 Pflumm Road
Overland Park, KS 66215
(913) 345-8288


Washburn University
College of Arts & Sciences

Washburn University offers several Master of Education in the following specializations:

  • Building Leadership P-12
  • Adaptive Special Education K-6, 6-12
  • Reading Specialist
  • Curriculum and Instruction (Concentrations in Literacy, Educational Technology, and content areas of Art, Educational Foundations, Mathematics, and Social Science)

Other graduate programs suitable for educators include a Master of Arts in Human Services/Addiction Counseling, a Master of Liberal Studies, a Master of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Social Work.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Morgan Hall #108
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1636


Wichita State University
College of Education

Wichita State University offers educators numerous options when selecting a Master’s degree program. The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for those students who hold a non-teaching Bachelor’s degree but would like to gain initial certification as a teacher. They also offer Master of Education programs in the following specializations:

  • Counseling
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Psychology
  • Exercise Science
  • Special Education
  • Sport Management

Wichita State offers a variety of Master of Arts programs in areas of study suitable for educators such as:

  • Aging Studies (Gerontology)
  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

They offer Master of Science programs applicable to educators in the following areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth, Environmental, and Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics

They offer Master of Fine Arts programs in both Creative Writing and Studio Art. The university offers both Master of Music and Master of Music Education programs. They also offer a Master of Social Work program.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

104 Corbin Education Center
Campus Box 104
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, KS 67260
(316) 978-3456

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