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TMATE Certification and M.ED.

Option 1

Accelerated teacher certification for persons holding a bachelor’s degree

Option 2

Teacher certification and Master's Degree

Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE)

The TMATE year-long Texas teaching certification program is a collaborative effort consisting of graduate coursework completed at Tarleton State University and teaching in area school districts.

All TMATE interns are accepted into the graduate program. After certification requirements are completed, TMATE interns may complete a master's degree.

Texas teaching certification options include:

  • EC-6 Generalist (ESL and Bilingual)
  • 4-8 Generalist
  • 4-8 Content areas
  • 7-12 Content areas
  • EC – 12 Special Education, Art, Theater, or Languages

Designed For

Adults with a bachelor’s degree who seek to change careers and become teaching professionals.

Your Future

TMATE interns are teachers of record in area schools during the first year of the program and continue in the profession provided they satisfactorily complete the TMATE and state requirements. Additional opportunities are open to those who complete the master’s degree.

Concentration Area Advisor

TMATE Director: Dr. Laura Estes, estes@tarleton.edu

TMATE Certification and Degree Programs

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Elementary Education - TMATE Certification Only
Elementary Education - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 511 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDU 514 Creating & Managing the Learning Environment
3 RDG 570 Literacy Development
6 EDU 599 Internship in Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 503 Foundations of Curriculum
3 EDU 538 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDU 598 Techniques of Research
3 EDU 585 Education Seminar: Action Research
3 EDU 545 Advanced Instructional Strategies
3 RDG 575 Literacy Assessment
3 EDTC 549 Educational Media and Technology OR
EDTC 559 Leading & Learning with Technology
Secondary Education A - TMATE Certification Only
secondary Education A - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 511 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDU 514 Creating & Managing the Learning Environment
3 RDG 570 Literacy Development
6 EDU 599 Internship in Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 503 Foundations of Curriculum
3 EDU 538 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDU 598 Techniques of Research
3 EDU 585 Education Seminar: Action Research
An additional 9 hours from:
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 507 Adult Learner OR
EDU 545 Advanced Instructional Strategies OR
EDU 550 Assessment Issues for Education Leaders
3 EDTC 553 Designing Online Learning Environments OR
EDTC 554 Teaching in Online Learning Environments
3 EDTC 549 Educational Media and Technology OR
EDTC 559 Leading & Learning with Technology
Secondary Education B - TMATE Certification Only
Secondary Education B - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 511 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDU 514 Creating & Managing the Learning Environment
3 RDG 570 Literacy Development
6 EDU 599 Internship in Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 503 Foundations of Curriculum
3 EDU 538 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDU 598 Techniques of Research
3 EDU 585 Education Seminar: Action Research
9* Hours Graduate Content Area Courses

* Note: College level teaching in a content area typically requires 18 graduate hours in the subject taught.

Special Education - TMATE Certification Only
Special Education - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 511 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDSP 505 Introduction to Exceptional Learners
3 EDSP 511 Behavior Management in Special Education Environments
3 RDG 570 Literacy Development
6 EDSP 597 Internship in Special Education Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 503 Foundations of Curriculum
3 EDU 538 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDU 598 Techniques of Research
3 EDU 585 Education Seminar: Action Research
3 RDG 575 Literacy Assessment
3 EDU 545 Advanced Instructional Strategies OR
EDTC 549 Educational Media and Technology OR
EDTC 559 Leading & Learning with Technology