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Master of Arts in Teaching

Become a skilled teacher and a leader in education.

Earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and Texas Teacher Certification through our Teacher Education Program at the Dreeben School of Education. Upon completion of the program requirements, students can pursue a teaching career based on their specialization as an elementary, middle or high school teacher.

The M.A.T. degree requires 36 - 42 hours of coursework (depending on the area of certification), professional development and a clinical teaching experience. The clinical teaching requirement may be met with either a one-semester placement under the guidance of a cooperating teacher or the completion of a one-year internship as a teacher of record.


Coursework Overview

  • Elementary Certification (Early Childhood - Grade 6)

    Candidates interested in elementary teaching pursue the Core Subjects Early Childhood - Grade 6 certification. Applicants must demonstrate content proficiency by presenting a passing test score in Core Subjects EC-6 TExES (PACT) prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program.

  • Secondary Certification (Grades 7 - 12)

    Secondary teaching program resulting in certification for grades 7 - 12 is available for the following specializations:

    • English Language Arts
    • History
    • Life Science
    • Physical Science
    • Mathematics

    Candidates pursuing certification for the secondary or all-level grades, must demonstrate content proficiency by presenting a passing TExES (PACT) test score in the content area associated with the intended certification field prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program.

  • All-Level Certification (Early Childhood - Grade 12)

    An all-level teaching program resulting in certification for early childhood through grade 12 is available for the following specializations:

    • Art
    • Music
    • Spanish
    • Theater
    • Physical Education

    Candidates pursuing certification for the secondary or all-level grades, must demonstrate content proficiency by presenting a passing TExES (PACT) test score in the content area associated with the intended certification field prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program.


Teacher Education Certification

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, applicable TExES examinations and state requirements, candidates will be eligible to apply for state teacher certification.