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The University of Houston-Downtown's Department o​f Urban Education​ currently offers two Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs:

Master of Arts in Teaching – Curriculum Instruction​​

​Areas of Expertise

Students select one​ area of expertise and specify during application process:

Master of Arts in Teaching – With Texas Teacher Certification

Certification Options

The courses in these degree plans are taught using a hybrid of face-to-face and online instruction. 

Our emphasis on urban teaching makes these graduate degrees unique. In order to meet the special needs of all children in urban classrooms, students completing their MAT degree will demonstrate competency in the following areas:

    • ​Characteristics and needs of learners in multicultural settings
    • Effective teaching practices that enhance student achievement for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or language spoken
    • Factors related to the development of effective teaching environments in urban classrooms
    • Classroom-based research methodology to support best instructional practices
    • Enriched understanding of academic content areas of language arts, social studies, mathematics, the natural sciences, teaching English as a second language and educational technology

​For more information, including course scheduling, transfer credit, minimum academic requirements, and graduation, please see the graduate handbook​.

​Apply today for the Master of Arts in Teaching​

Admission Deadlines

​Master of Arts in Teaching in Curriculum and Instruction
​July 15thNovember 15th

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