Education (MAT) and Initial Certification

Education (MAT) and Initial Certification

Degree: Master of Arts in Teaching

Major: Teaching

Concentration: None

Total Hours: 30

This 12-month residency program provides a Master’s of Arts Degree in Teaching (MAT) and Initial Certification for EC-6 with the Texas Education Agency. Its goal is to integrate transformative pedagogies and a critical lens to address social justice issues in schools and other educational environments. Upon acceptance to the program, candidates spend 4 days a week working side-by-side with a teacher mentor (the residency) for two semesters with a cohort of approximately 10 candidates. Courses are offered online to accommodate the residency on campus. Through coursework, field, experiences, research, and professional development activities, candidates become skilled and reflective educators who are equipped to provide effective educational instruction to a diverse cultural population of students in urban and rural settings. Candidates who complete this program will acquire culturally responsive skills to impact the lives of students in diverse communities and public schools. This program requires 4 full days on campus in a local school each week. More information about this program, including admission requirements and application procedures, can be found here.