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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 & M.Ed.
Elementary Education - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5311 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDUC 5314 Creating & Managing the Learning Environment
3 READ 5370 Literacy Development
6 EDUC 5399 Internship in Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5303 Foundations of Curriculum
3 EDUC 5338 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDUC 5398 Techniques of Research
3 EDUC 5385 Education Seminar: Action Research
3 EDUC 5345 Advanced Instructional Strategies
3 READ 5375 Literacy Assessment
3 EDTC 5349 Educational Media and Technology OR
EDTC 5359 Leading & Learning with Technology
Secondary Education A - TMATE Certification & M.Ed.
secondary Education A - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5311 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDUC 5314 Creating & Managing the Learning Environment
3 READ 5370 Literacy Development
6 EDUC 5399 Internship in Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5303 Foundations of Curriculum
3 EDUC 5338 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDUC 5398 Techniques of Research
3 EDUC 5385 Education Seminar: Action Research
An additional 9 hours from:
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5307 Adult Learner OR
EDUC 5345 Advanced Instructional Strategies OR
EDUC 5350 Assessment Issues for Education Leaders
3 EDTC 5353 Designing Online Learning Environments OR
EDTC 5354 Teaching in Online Learning Environments
3 EDTC 5349 Educational Media and Technology OR
EDTC 5359 Leading & Learning with Technology
Secondary Education B - TMATE Certification & M.Ed.
Secondary Education B - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5311 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDUC 5314 Creating & Managing the Learning Environment
3 READ 5370 Literacy Development
6 EDUC 5399 Internship in Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5303 Foundations of Curriculum
3 EDUC 5338 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDUC 5398 Techniques of Research
3 EDUC 5385 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 & M.Ed.
Special Education - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5311 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDSP 5305 Introduction to Exceptional Learners
3 EDUC 5314 Behavior Management in Special Education Environments
3 READ 5370 Literacy Development
6 EDSP 5397 Internship in Special Education Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5303 Foundations of Curriculum
3 EDUC 5338 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDUC 5398 Techniques of Research
3 EDUC 5385 Education Seminar: Action Research
3 READ 5375 Literacy Assessment
3 EDUC 5345 Advanced Instructional Strategies OR
EDTC 5349 Educational Media and Technology OR
EDTC 5359 Leading & Learning with Technology
Biology - TMATE Certification & MS Biology
biology - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5311 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDUC 5314 Creating and Managing the Learning Environment
3 READ 5370 Literacy Development
6 EDUC 5399 Internship in Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 BIOL 5302 Ecological Plant Physiology
3 BIOL 5309 Cellular Biology
3 BIOL 5320 Environmental Biology
3 BIOL 5330 Development of Modern Biological Concepts
3 BIOL 5331 Conservation Biology
3 BIOL 5361 Evolutionary Biology
3 Biology Elective Hours
Kinesiology - TMATE Certification & MS Kinesiology
kinesiology - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5311 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDUC 5314 Creating and Managing the Learning Environment
3 READ 5370 Literacy Development
6 EDUC 5399 Internship in Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 KINE 5301 Readings in Kinesiology
3 KINE 5303 Research in Kinesiology
3 KINE 5336 Advanced Tests and Measurements
12 Kinesiology Electives
Educational Leadership with Principal Certification & TMATE Certification
educational leadership - TMATE Certification Only
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5311 Methods of Effective Teaching
3 EDUC 5314 Creating and Managing the Learning Environment
3 READ 5370 Literacy Development
6 EDUC 5399 Internship in Teaching
Additional Coursework to Complete Degree
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDAD 5300 Foundations in Educational Leadership
3 EDAD 5309 Legal Issues in School Leadership
3 EDAD 5339 Processes of Educational Leadership
3 EDAD 5301 Research in Educational Leadership
3 EDAD 5355 Leadership of Diverse Learning Communities
3 EDAD 5307 Leadership of Programs and Procedures in Supervision
3 EDAD 5342  Leaderships of Campus Resources
3 EDAD 5360 Educational Leadership Applications
3 EDAD 5399 Internship for the Principalship