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Teaching, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, TX,
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program at Texas A&M International University is designed to prepare highly qualified professional educators who are capable of providing highly effective instruction in Texas schools, especially those serving EC-12 learners from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse family backgrounds. 


The program includes an “alternative certification” pathway and a six SCH post-degree “clinical teaching” pathway.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program at Texas A&M International University is carefully designed to meet the needs of South Texas schools and communities by providing eligible participants with high-quality graduate instruction, supervised school internships and clinical experiences in diverse local public school classrooms, and support for for successful completion of certification exams.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  • Methods and Management
  • Teaching Diverse and Exceptional Learners
  • Advanced Instructional Methods
  • Advanced Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties
  • Action Research Design
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Foundations of Educational Research
  • Bilingual Oral Language Assessment and Development
  • Theory and Practice of Early Reading Development

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:


                    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                  • Minimum required score:


                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  Academic Requirements

                  You need the following GPA score:

                  Required score: 3

                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                  Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                  Admission requirements:

                  • Official Certificate of Graduation
                  • Use a Foreign Credential Evaluation Service for credential translation
                  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS score reports

                  Visa requirements:

                  • Bank Statement
                  • Copy of Current Visa
                  • Copy of I-20
                  • Financial Statement Form
                  • International Student Transfer Form

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    499 USD/credit
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                  • National

                    77 USD/credit
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 77 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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