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Whether you are currently a student in TWU’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program, or are considering applying for the program, we want to welcome you to our website. Texas Woman’s University is entering its second century of preparing outstanding teachers.  Our graduates are making a significant and positive difference in communities and schools throughout Texas, the nation, and the world.

The Texas Woman’s University Master of Arts in Teaching degree is especially designed to prepare individuals with a bachelor’s degree for initial teacher certification while also earning a master’s degree. TWU’s MAT program meets the teacher certification standards established by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

The degree is intended for those individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in some field other than education and want to obtain teacher certification while at the same time earning a master’s degree. The MAT consists of a minimum of 32 hours, although more hours may be required if an individual needs leveling classes in a particular teaching field, or needs additional classes in order to pass the state teacher certification exam (TExES) in a particular content area. Currently, teaching certification is available through the MAT in the following teaching fields:

Early Childhood–Grade 6: Bilingual Generalist; ESL Generalist; Special Education Generalist.
Grades 4-8: Bilingual Generalist; English, Language Arts and Reading; Mathematics; Social Studies; Science; ESL Generalist; Special Education Generalist.
Grades 8-12: Biology; Mathematics; English; History; Social Studies; Dance; Computer Science.
Grades 6-12:  Family and Consumer Science.
Early Childhood-Grade 12: Health Education; Theatre Arts; Music; Physical Education; Visual Arts

TWU’s MAT curriculum gives graduate students a deeper understanding of their content field. The program develops teachers who are reflective practitioners with strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. The MAT program focuses on:

  • The multiple roles of a teacher as a researcher/scholar/practitioner
  • Theory and research-based practices for curriculum design and instruction
  • Increased content knowledge needed for instruction
  • Application of appropriate technology in education
  • Assessment of teaching and learning
  • Understanding of socio-cultural and learning differences among students
  • Collaborative leadership to improve schools.

For more information about admissions or specific program requirements see Admissions or Program Requirements

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Summer 2015 Student Handbook

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Spring 2015 Master of Arts in Teaching Professional Porfolio- Jill Wood




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