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Whether you are currently a student in TWU’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program (M.A.T.), or you 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.

Texas Woman’s University's is specifically designed to grant initial teacher certification to individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education,while at the same time, allowing them to obtain a master's degree.. TWU’s M.A.T. program meets the teacher certification standards established by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

Currently, the M.A.T. 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, M.A.T. offers teaching certification in the following fields:

Early Childhood–Grade 6: Core Subjects/Bilingual; Core Subjects/ESL; Core Subjects/Special Education
Grades 4-8: Core Subjects/Bilingual; Core Subject/ESL; Core Subject/Special Education; English Language Arts and Reading; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies
Grades 6-12: Dance; Family and Consumer Science; Physical Science
Grades 7-12: Composite Science; English; History; Life Science; Mathematics; Social Studies
Grades 8-12: Computer Science; Hospitality; Nutrition and Food Science; Human Development and Family Studies
Early Childhood-Grade 12: Health Education; Theatre Arts; Music; Physical Education; Visual Arts

TWU’s M.A.T. 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 M.A.T. 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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