University of Texas at Arlington

College of Education

Education - Teaching


UTA Box 19129

UTA Box 19479

Arlington, TX 76019

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Secondary Teacher Certification; ;Initial Teacher Certification, M.E.T.- Master of Education and Teaching with Elementary Initial Teacher Certification;M.E.T.- Master of Education and Teaching with Secondary Initial Teacher Certification;M.Ed.- Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction;M.Ed.- Open Option Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with Reading Specialist Certification and ESL/Bilingual Endorsements;M.Ed.- Master of Education in Educational Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:


The Master of Education in Teaching (M.Ed.T.), a 36-hour non-thesis degree, is a unique and specialized degree that enables a student holding a baccalaureate degree to pursue initial teacher certification and use those hours toward requirements of a master’s degree. In addition to being accepted by the Office of Graduate Studies, students must also be admitted into the Teacher Certification program (consult a teacher certification advisor for current admittance requirements). For teacher certification, students must meet state requirements for their teaching field(s) or specialization and complete the graduate-level coursework for early childhood - grade 6, middle level, secondary, or early childhood - grade 6 bilingual certification. They must also fulfill the student teaching requirements and pass the appropriate certification exams (consult a teacher certification advisor for current certification information). Up to 18 hours of teacher certification coursework may be applied to the total 36 hours required for completion of the M.Ed.T; however, students must complete teacher certification courses and pass the appropriate certification exams before proceeding to courses that apply to the master’s degree. Students may earn teacher certification without completing a master’s degree.


Students holding a baccalaureate degree may pursue initial teacher certification at the graduate level. Students must be admitted to the Graduate School as master’s-degree-seeking students (students may elect to complete certification only) and be admitted to Teacher Certification in the College of Education (see a Teacher Certification advisor for current requirements). Up to 18 hours of graduate-level teacher certification hours may be applied toward an M.Ed.T. Students must also complete the student teaching requirements and pass the appropriate TExES exams. Candidates for Teacher Certification must also meet all state requirements for coursework in their teaching field/academic specialization. Note, certification students must be advised and cleared to take teacher certification courses through Teacher Certification Advising.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999