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Master of Arts in Teaching - with Texas Teacher Certification

​Application Deadline
**Fall Admission Deadline Extended**
August 5th

​Admission Requirements
​1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
​2. Submit application & supporting materials via or to Mr. Reubenjack Long, UHD Graduate Admissions, or 713-223-7935.
​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
​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 seeking initial teacher certification must submit passing scores for TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT). See to create an account and register for the test. Assistance with creating an account can be found at
​7. Graduate Records Exam (GRE) if GPA < 3.0 or if undergraduate degree > 10 years old; minimum scores of 150 each for quantitative and verbal sections; analytical writing score 4 or higher.
​8. Applicants for MAT with certification must complete the Application for Teacher Candidacy following completion of applytexas application. 
​9. ​Admissions interview.
​10. 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.
Note: This waiver does not apply for candidates seeking teacher certification.
​11. At this time, the MAT program cannot accommodate international applications.


*Passing score(s) on appropriate TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT)
​Certification Areas
​TExES/PACT Test Number
​Core Subjects EC-6 (with ESL Supplemental)
​Test 291
​Core Subjects 4-8 (with ESL Supplemental)
​Test 211
​Secondary 7-12 (Choose one area)
​English Language Arts & Reading: Test 231
History: Test 233
Life Science: Test 238
Mathematics: Test 235
Physical Science: Test 237
Science: Test 236
Social Studies: Test 232

EC = Early Childhood

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


Last updated 7/18/2019 10:39 AM