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College of Public Service

Master of Arts in Teaching - with Texas Teacher Certification

​Application Deadline
​Fall Admission Only
​July 15th

​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.
​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
​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 whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. The following minimum scores are required: 24 for speaking, 22 for listening, and 21 for writing on each of the subscales. 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. 
​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
​Bilingual Education Supplemental
​Test 164
​Core Subjects EC-6 (with ESL Supplemental)
​Test 291
​Core Subjects EC-6 (with Bilingual Supplemental)
​Test 291 & Test 190
​English as a Second Language Supplemental
​Test 154
​Core Subjects 4-8 (with ESL Supplemental)
​Test 211
​Technology Applications EC-12
​Test 242 or 142
​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 8/29/2018 9:01 AM