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Master of Arts in Teaching - with Curriculum & Instruction

Updated Fall 2020 Admission Requirements

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, admission materials submitted to UHD graduate programs for Fall 2020 will not require GRE, GMAT test scores or official transcripts until further notice.

​For more information, please visit UHD Graduate Admissions.

The MAT in Curriculum & Instruction has 7 concentrations.

The Master of Teaching (MAT) degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an area of expertise in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares students for teaching English to non-native English speakers both domestically and internationally in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, community colleges, universities, community organizations, and private language schools. Within these varied settings, MAT in TESOL graduates teach English as a Second Language (ESL), English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and English for Special Purposes (ESP). In addition, the program prepares graduates to assume educational leadership and teacher training roles in a variety of educational settings.

COURSE NO.COURSE TITLE
MAT CORE
ETC 5301Technology Application for Curriculum Development
MAT 6310Reading in a Multicultural Classroom
MAT 6311Advanced Study of Child Development and Diversity
MAT 6315Introduction to Educational Research
MAT 6317Classroom Based Research (Preq. MAT 6315)
MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Capstone Course – Taken in the last semester)
TESOL CONCENTRATION
ESL 5333ESL Instruction/Assessment & the Acquisition of Language Concepts
ESL 5334Foundations of ESL Education, Cultural Awareness, & Family/Community Involvement
MAT 6316Advanced Methods for the Culturally Diverse Classroom
MAT 6319Teaching the Language Minority Child
MAT 5317Reading Curriculum, Methods, Assessment and Diagnosis for Special Populations
MAT 6380Practicum for Urban Teachers


​The Master of Teaching (MAT) degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an area of expertise in English Language Arts and Reading prepares program graduates for literacy teaching and leadership positions in a variety of educational settings. Program graduates teach English language arts, reading, and reading intervention in EC-12 schools. At the college/university level, program graduates teach developmental reading and writing or serve as adjunct professors for literacy education courses. Additionally, the program prepares graduates to assume educational leadership and teacher training roles in a variety of educational settings.

COURSE NO.COURSE TITLE
MAT CORE
ETC 5301Technology Application for Curriculum Development
MAT 6310Reading in a Multicultural Classroom
MAT 6311Advanced Study of Child Development and Diversity
MAT 6315Introduction to Educational Research
MAT 6317Classroom Based Research (Preq. MAT 6315)
MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Capstone Course – Taken in the last semester)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND READING CONCENTRATION
READ 5313Literacy Curriculum, Methods, & Assessment in the EC-8 Classroom
READ 5315Visual Literacy, Multimedia, & Poetry in the Language Arts Classroom
READ 5321Literacy Development in Middle & Secondary Schools
READ 6370Developing Literacy Teacher Educators
MAT 5317Reading Curriculum, Methods, Assessment and Diagnosis for Special Populations
READ 6380Practicum in Teaching Reading


​This instructional technology program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and disposition required to perform as an instructional technologist in a variety of EC-12 education, training, and development areas. An instructional technologist is an educator who can combine knowledge of child development, research methods, curriculum design theories, human diversity, and various forms of digital media to create effective experiences with the integration of technology in learning environments.

COURSE NO.COURSE TITLE
MAT CORE
ETC 5301Technology Application for Curriculum Development
MAT 6310Reading in a Multicultural Classroom
MAT 6311Advanced Study of Child Development and Diversity
MAT 6315Introduction to Educational Research
MAT 6317Classroom Based Research (Preq. MAT 6315)
MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Capstone Course – Taken in the last semester)
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION
MAT 6316Advanced Methods for the Culturally Diverse Classroom
ETC 6303Principals & Practices of Distance Education
ETC 6304Innovative Teaching Applications
ETC 6305Advanced Multimedia for Teachers
ETC 6306Electronic Publishing for Teachers
MAT 6380Practicum for Urban Teachers



COURSE NO.COURSE TITLE
MAT CORE
ETC 5301Technology Application for Curriculum Development
MAT 6310Reading in a Multicultural Classroom
MAT 6311Advanced Study of Child Development and Diversity
MAT 6315Introduction to Educational Research
MAT 6317Classroom Based Research (Preq. MAT 6315)
MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Capstone Course – Taken in the last semester)
EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES CONCENTRATION
ECH 6301Using Best Practices to Support Intentional Teaching of Young Learners
ECH 6302Trends & Issues in Early Childhood Education Research & Practice
ECH 6303Play-Based Curriculum, Inquiry, & Instructional Strategies
ECH 6304Observation & Assessment of Young Children

MAT 5317

OR

Reading Curriculum, Methods, Assessment and Diagnosis for Special Populations
MAT 6316Advanced Methods for the Culturally Diverse Classroom
MAT 6380Practicum for Urban Teachers


​The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with Area of Expertise in History is designed to prepare students to teach high school history, dual credit high school/college history, and university-level history courses. Students take six courses in the History Department and six courses in the Department of Urban Education. The courses in this program are taught utilizing a combination of face-to-face, online, and hybrid instruction

COURSE NO.COURSE TITLE
ETC 5301Technology Application for Curriculum Development
MAT 5318Curriculum, Methods, & Assessment in ESL, Science, Social Studies 4-8
MAT 5319Social Studies Methods
MAT 6310Reading in a Multicultural Classroom
MAT 6316Advanced Methods for the Culturally Diverse Classroom
MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Capstone Course – Taken in the last semester)

Graduate History Courses

 Choose 6 from: HIST 5302, 5304, 5310, 5311, 5321, 5331, 6303, 6304, 6320


​This 36 credit-hour Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with an area of expertise in Mathematics provides certified secondary mathematics teachers with the course work to teach dual-credit (high school/college) mathematics. Additionally, this MAT degree provides college/university developmental mathematics instructors with the coursework required to teach college- /university-credit mathematics courses.

COURSE NO.COURSE TITLE
ETC 5301Technology Application for Curriculum Development
MAT 5312Managing the Secondary Environment for Student Success
MAT 5330Math Methods for Secondary Algebraic Reasoning
MAT 5331Math Methods for Secondary Geometric Reasoning
ETC 6304Innovative Teaching Applications
MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Capstone Course – Taken in the last semester)

Graduate Mathematics Courses

 Choose 6 from: MATH 5300, 5301, 5302, 5305, 5306, 5307, 5310, 5314, 6322


​​The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with Area of Expertise in Spanish is designed to prepare students to teach high school Spanish, dual credit high school/college Spanish, and universitylevel Spanish courses. Additionally, this program prepares graduate students to assume educational leadership and teacher training role in a variety of educational settings. 

Students take six courses in the Spanish Department and six courses in the Department of Urban Education (see graph below for details). The courses in this program are taught utilizing a combination of face-to-face, online, and hybrid instruction. 

Learning Outcomes 

  1. Graduates will demonstrate competency in the area of effective teaching practices that enhance student learning. 
  2. Graduates will demonstrate competency in critical thinking and problem-solving. 
  3. Graduates will write effectively
COURSE NO.COURSE TITLE
ETC 5301Technology Application for Curriculum Development
ESL 5333ESL Instruction/Assessment & the Acquisition of Language Concepts
MAT 6315Introduction to Educational Research
MAT 6317Classroom Based Research (Preq. MAT 6315)

MAT 6316

OR

MAT 6319

Advanced Methods for the Culturally Diverse Classroom

 

Teaching the Language Minority Child

MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Capstone Course – Taken in the last semester)

Graduate Spanish Courses

 Choose 6 from: SPAN 6301, 6302, 6303, 6304, 6305, 6306, 6307, 6308





​Application Deadlines​
Fall Deadline
**Spring Deadline Extended**
July31st
December 15th

​Admission Requirements
​1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5

​2. Submit application & supporting materials via www.applytexas.org or to UHD Graduate Admissions, gradadmissions@uhd.edu

​3. Official transcript which depicts an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited university and any graduate credit earned. UHD graduates must request a transcript from the Office of Registrar.

If you attended a college or university outside the United States, your transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service recognized by UHD prior to applying for admissions to the university. For more information, see
https://www.uhd.edu/transferstudents/Pages/transfer-credit-international.aspx.
​4. Personal statement of 700 words or more on how you believe your educational & professional background will contribute to your success in this program.
​5. Three professional letters of recommendation.
6. Applicants to the MAT with Curriculum and Instruction program should be practicing, certified teachers with at least one year of teaching experience.
​7. Admissions interview.
​8. Applicants whose baccalaureate degree was conferred by a university in a country whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT). The following minimum scores are required on each of the subscales: 24 for speaking, 22 for listening, 22 for reading, and 21 for writing. A TOEFL waiver is granted for students who have earned a B or better in Composition I & II taken at a US college or university.
​9. At this time, the MAT program cannot accommodate international applications.


For More Information Contact​
​Bernardo Pohl, Ed.D.
Graduate Program Director
pohlb@uhd.edu or 713-221-5051
​Kory Kilgore
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies
kilgorek@uhd.edu or 713-221-2714

 

Last updated 7/9/2020 3:58 AM