Master of Arts

Availability: On-Campus | Program Length: 30 Hours

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Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas is specifically designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and now want to transition into the teaching profession. A Master of Arts degree from Texas A&M University–Central Texas will prepare you to obtain licensure as a Texas K–12 classroom teacher in elementary, secondary, or special education.

The university-based post-baccalaureate certification route consists of six certification courses to provide students with the foundation for effective teaching. Additionally, students participate in a full-time, yearlong paid internship, and all coursework applies to master’s degree completion.

Our education professors all have decades of experience, both in the classroom and in teacher preparation, enabling students to benefit from the kind of learning and guidance that not only builds on your content area knowledge, but enhances long-term career goals as well.

Career Opportunities

  • Elementary teachers (public or private school)
  • Middle School teachers (public or private school)
  • High School teachers (public or private school)

Have You Considered the Alternative Teacher Certification Program?

A&M-Central Texas offers alternative certification preparation for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and wish to become certified teachers in Texas. Our courses provide a flexible and convenient pathway for working professionals and career changers to earn their teaching certification while continuing to work in their current field. Plus, semester credit hours earned in the ACP count toward your Master's degree!

The Alternative Teacher Certification program and the Master of Arts in Teaching program both require 50 hours of field experience (beginning September 1, 2024) that must be completed in local school districts in Central Texas prior to Internship or Practicum.


Professional Organizations

Program Coordinator

Dr. Linda Black
Chair, Professor
Secondary Education Program Coordinator
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education and Human Development
Phone: 254.519.5491
Room: WH-322J
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Dr. Linda Black
Virtual Advisor