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:
For more information on this program visit the Master of Arts in Teaching website.
Purpose of this degree
- Career Fulfillment: To update and expand current knowledge to deliver more effective instruction to a school age population.
- Career Enhancement: To offer the classroom teacher opportunities to explore new options that may lead to additional opportunities within a school district or in the community.
Minimum of 36 graduate semester hours
- 6 or 12 semester hour research core
- 12 semester hour education core
- 18 semester hours from one or more specializations
For more information on this program visit the Master of Education or Master of Arts in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum website.
Total Hours Required
A minimum of 36 hours of graduate courses is required for the Master of Science in Biology, including 3 hours for professional paper and 6 hours of education or equivalent coursework as approved by the Advisory Committee.
24-27 hours of courses chosen with an advisory committee to fit the needs of the student.
6 hours, usually chemistry.
Oral defense of the thesis or professional paper; may be retaken once upon approval of the committee.
For more information on this program visit the Biology Programs website.
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