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Department of Urban Education
UHD's Department of Urban Education offers a Master of Arts in Teaching with Teaching Certification (MAT) degree program designed for students seeking certification to teach.
Important Note: Texas legislation, as of 2014, mandates that students may NOT be enrolled in any other certification program while pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with Certification.
When applying for the program, students must inform the MAT Director of their choice for certification:
|EC-6||Generalist certification enables graduates to teach in classrooms from early childhood through grade 6.|
|4-8||Generalist certification enables graduates to teach in upper elementary classrooms through middle school grade levels.|
|Secondary||Enables graduates to teach in high school classrooms, grades 7-12. This degree plan also requires that the student proves she/he has twenty-four (24) undergraduate hours in a specific content area, twelve (12) of which must be in upper division courses.|
Students pursuing the MAT with Certification must also participate in an actual classroom for student teaching. This means that the student will be required to spend approximately fifteen (15) weeks in an assigned classroom. Additionally, the student will register for six (6) hours of student teaching during this semester.
UHD can certify students in the following areas:
|English||Requires twenty-four (24) hours of math content. Twelve (12) of those hours must be in upper division courses.|
|Math||Requires twenty-four (24) hours of math content. Twelve (12) of those hours must be in upper division courses.|
|Social Studies||Requires a minimum of three hours in each of the following areas:
Requires a minimum of three (3) hours in each of the following areas:
In addition, MAT with Certification program students must successfully complete a directed studies project (MAT 6390) with approval of the director of graduate programs and under the supervision of an appointed faculty advisor.
If you have any questions regarding Texas Education Agency (TEA) certification in Texas, call the TEA Helpline at 1-800-205-2626.
MAT Online with Texas Certification, Courses Requires Thirty-Six (36) Hours
|MAT 6310||Reading in a Multicultural Classroom|
|MAT 6311||Advanced Study of Developmental Psychology and Diversity|
|MAT 6315||Introduction of Educational Research|
|MAT 6316||Advanced Methods for the Culturally Diverse Classroom
Nine hours of methods courses for specific certification area:
|MAT 6317||Classroom-Based Research (Prerequisite 6315)|
|MAT 6318||Technology Application for Curriculum Development & Instruction|
|MAT 6601||Student Teaching Traditional Track (6 hours)|
|MAT 6390||Directed Study in Urban Education (Prerequisites: 6316, 6317 & 6318)|
Courses are offered in rotations, by semester, on a two-year planned schedule. Each semester is organized for students to enroll and complete the planned number of courses for each program. This is essential for students to follow the course rotation to complete the MAT with Certification degree within two years and to increase the likelihood of courses being offered.
If a student chooses to take only one course, she/ he must understand that it is possible that the rotation for the other course/s may not be offered for another full year, which will delay her/his program completion.
Please refer to the MAT with Certification Course Timeline to determine courses offered during each semester.
Graduation is dependent on:
If you have questions, or require additional information, please review your respective degree plans to determine which courses are offered and assigned per semester, depending on program choice. Students can also refer to UHD's graduate handbook for more details.
Last updated or reviewed on 3/11/15