2012-2013 Killeen TMATE Applicants
The Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education, TMATE program, is a year-long program for people who have a bachelor's degree or higher, who want to become public school teachers. The A in TMATE stands for Accelerated because the TMATE courses that prepare you to teach take place during the 10 week summer semester. Education coursework starts summer session one and continues through summer session two.
Successful completion allows you to teach during the fall and spring as a TMATE intern under a Probationary Certificate. At the satisfactory conclusion of the internship, you are eligible to be recommended for the Standard Texas Teaching Certificate and will be able to teach anywhere in the state of Texas.
Applicants can choose to complete the program through either the Fort Worth location, TMATE Metroplex, or through the Killeen location, TMATE Killeen. Applications can be submitted online.
TMATE was established in 1986 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. It was the first university-based approved alternative teacher certification program in Texas. Since then more than 2,000 people have made successful career transitions into the teaching profession through TMATE.
Teaching is more difficult than I thought. I now see that teaching is hard work. It is also a tremendous responsibility and not to be taken lightly. I must go into the classroom every day being prepared and confident. Molding young minds is a serious task requiring considerable energy, enthusiasm and patience.
Sherri Michael, 2006-2007
This year has been the hardest thing I have ever faced and the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I would not have been able to have done this or to accomplish this goal had it not been for the support of the instructors, administrators, staff and fellow students I have gone through the TMATE program with.
--Tammy Moss, 2006-2007