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Accelerated Teacher Education

You could make the difference in a child's life!

The Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education, TMATE program, was established in 1986 and was the first university-based approved alternative teacher certification program in Texas. Since then thousands of people have made successful career transitions into the teaching profession through TMATE.

 

TMATE is a year-long graduate program for highly motivated people with a bachelor's degree, who want to become certified school teachers. TMATE's reputation as an exemplary teacher certification program makes TMATE participants very attractive candidates for school districts seeking to hire beginning teachers.

  • Pre-internship coursework:

    • Completed in one semester;

    • Geared for the working adult:

      • Classes on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6-9pm and Saturdays from 9am-4pm.

        • Class frequency determined by the semester of the coursework

    • Located in Fort Worth (6777 Camp Bowie Blvd.)

  • Successfully complete the coursework.

  • Secure a teaching position or clinical teach:

  • Interns teach during the fall and spring

    • Full teacher pay & benefits

    • Mentor teacher and TMATE staff provide advice and encouragement

    • Saturday classes once a month

    • Probationary Certificate issued

  • Clinical teachers

    • No teacher pay or benefits

    • Mentor teacher and TMATE staff provide advice and encouragement

    • Saturday classes once a month

  • At the satisfactory conclusion of the internship/clinical teaching, interns are recommended for the Standard Texas Teaching Certificate.

The TMATE Handbook provides information regarding all aspects of the TMATE program. The acknowledgement form must be signed and returned before classes begin.

The FERPA Form must be signed and returned to the TMATE office before classes begin.

The Appeal/Compliant Procedure is provided for the convenience of students and district partners.

 

APPEAL/COMPLAINT PROCEDURE:

Tarleton State University’s TMATE program is committed to providing a collaborative educational environment that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual. To further that commitment, TMATE has developed procedures for students, employees, cooperating teachers, mentors and administrators to file complaints and/or appeals. In order to ensure issues are addressed in a timely manner, complaints and/or appeals must be made within one calendar month of the incident. Following are the procedures:

  1. The complainant will appeal directly in a face-to-face meeting with the TMATE Director. If the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of the appeal to the TMATE Director, then

  2. The complainant will appeal directly to the Department Head within 10 business days. The appeal to the Department Head must be in writing and a copy must be provided to the TMATE director. If the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of the appeal to the Department Head, then

  3. The complainant will appeal to the Dean of the College of Education within 10 business days. If the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of the appeal to the Dean of the College of Education, then

  4. The complainant will appeal to the Vice President of Academic Affairs within 10 business days.

  5. If a resolution cannot be found, the complainant may file a complaint with the Texas Education Agency. It is important to note that not all complaints fall under the authority of TEA. TEA has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules, generally related to state and federal requirements. Complaints may address educator preparation program requirements listed in Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §§ 227, 228, 229, ethics (TAC 247), fingerprinting (TAC §§227, 232) and certification (TAC §§230, 231, 232, 239, 241, 242).  TEA staff and the SBEC do not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an Educator Preparation Program (EPP), commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. The following link can be used to access TEA:

http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=25769815940&ekfxmen_noscript=1&ekfxmensel=e9edebdf8_25769804222_25769804223It

2013-2014 TMATE Interns

2013-2014 TMATE Interns

Important Dates

Program Application Deadline
Summer March 31
Fall July 31
Spring October 31

TMATE Information Meeting

All sessions are from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Register to attend one of the TMATE Information Meetings here.


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