Master of Arts in Teaching (MA)

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is an initial teacher preparation and certification program. The degree is not designed for persons who already hold a teaching certificate. To be considered for admission to the MAT Certification program, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Submit an online application via applytexas.org to the TAMIU Graduate School.
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Select a concentration in either English Language Arts and Reading 7–12 or Social Studies 7–12.
  4. Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Official transcripts from TAMIU do not need to be submitted.
  5. Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  6. Minimum of 2.75 GPA in the last 60 SCH required.
  7. Submit verification of minimum scaled scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet- Based Test (TOEFL iBT) of 24 for speaking, 22 for listening, 22 for reading, and 21 for or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to evidence English language proficiency if your undergraduate or graduate degree was not earned at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States as http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/sbecrules/tac/chapter230/19_0230_0011-1.pdf   
  8. Complete the College of Education application.
  9. Submit the FERPA Form.
  10. Submit the Code of Ethics Form.
  11. Complete the Texas A&M International College of Education On-line Screening Survey.
Major Curriculum18
Intro to Teaching & Learning
Methods & Mgt, EC-12
Teach Diverse&Exceptional Lrn
Teaching Engl as a Second Lang
Clinical Teaching
Select one Specialization Curriculum from the following:18
Specialization English Language, Arts, & Reading 7-12
Methodology Requirement
Teaching in Rhetoric & Comp
Literature Requirements
Select one course from each of the following component areas:
English Literature to 1700
Studies in Medieval Literature
Studies in 16th Century Lit
Studies in 17th Century Lit
Chaucer
Shakespeare
Milton
English Literature from 1700 to Present
Mjr Thms Brit Lit 18th Ctry-Pr
American Literature to 1900
Studies in 19th Century Am Lit
American Literature from 1900 to Present
Studies in 20th Century Am Lit
English Elective
Select one 3sch 5000 level ENGL course
Specialization History 7-12
Content Area Reading
Seminar in US History
Seminar in World History
Seminar in Border History
American Political Institution
Contemp Studies of Soc Probs
Total Semester Credit Hours36