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Master of Arts in Teaching - with Texas Teacher Certification

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.

Do you want to become a teacher? If you do not currently hold a Texas initial teacher certification, there are three options for you.

The Master of Teaching (MAT) degree with Core Subjects EC-6 and ESL Supplemental Certification prepares and certifies graduates for self-contained and subject specific teaching positions in Texas elementary schools. The program also trains and certifies graduates to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) students in both mainstream and ESL self-contained elementary classrooms. Furthermore, the program prepares graduates to assume educational leadership and teacher training roles in a variety of educational settings.

COURSE NO.COURSE TITLE
ESL 5333ESL Instruction/Assessment
ESL 5334Foundations of ESL
ETC 5301Advanced Educational Technology
MAT 5310Understanding the EC-12 Learner
MAT 6316Advanced Methods for the Culturally Diverse Classroom
MAT 6320Data for Assessment & Evaluation
MAT 5303Science Methods in EC-8 Class
MAT 5311Math Methods for EC-4
MAT 5319Social Studies Methods
MAT 6601MAT Certification w/ Student Teaching
MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Capstone Course – Taken in the last semester)


​The Master of Teaching (MAT) degree with Core Subjects 4-8 Certification prepares graduates to teach the core subjects in elementary and middle school settings. Additionally, the program prepares graduates to provide sheltered instruction to ESL students in mainstream and selfcontained 4-8 class settings. Program graduates are eligible to earn Texas Educator Certification in Core Subjects 4-8 (TExES 211) and English as a Second Language Supplemental (TExES 154).

COURSE NO.COURSE TITLE
ESL 5333ESL Instruction/Assessment
ESL 5334Foundations of ESL
ETC 5301Advanced Educational Technology
MAT 5310Understanding the EC-12 Learner
MAT 6316Advanced Methods for the Culturally Diverse Classroom
MAT 6320Data for Assessment & Evaluation
MAT 5303Science Methods in EC-8 Class
MAT 5311Math Methods for EC-4
MAT 5319Social Studies Methods
MAT 6601MAT Certification w/ Student Teaching
MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Capstone Course – Taken in the last semester)


​The Master of Teaching (MAT) degree with Secondary Certification prepares graduates to teach grades 7 to 12 in their area of specialization.

COURSE NO.COURSE TITLE
ESL 5333ESL Instruction/Assessment
ESL 5334Foundations of ESL
ETC 5301Advanced Educational Technology
MAT 5310Understanding the EC-12 Learner
MAT 6316Advanced Methods for the Culturally Diverse Classroom
MAT 6320Data for Assessment & Evaluation
MAT 5302Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Schools
MAT 5312Managing the Secondary Environment for Student Success
MAT____Discipline-Based Methods (Based on certification subject area)
MAT 6601MAT Certification w/ Student Teaching
MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Capstone Course – Taken in the last semester)



​Application Deadline​
Fall Admission Deadline
Spring Admission Deadline​

July 31st

​November 30th
​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. 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.
​7. Applicants for MAT with certification must complete the Application for Teacher Candidacy following completion of applytexas application. 
​8. ​Admissions interview.
​9. 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.
​10. 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 3:57 AM