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Art of Teaching

MEd-The Art of Teaching  (MED-ATCH)

The MED in The Art of Teaching is designed for graduate students who would like to obtain teacher certification and a master’s degree in education.  The degree is designed to assist professionals wishing to enter the field of secondary education to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to promote effective teaching in their respective field.  The program will focus on evidenced-based learning, curricular and instructional design, and pedagogy for teaching in K-12 schools.  This 30-hour graduate program targets primarily individuals with bachelor’s degrees in content areas taught in K-12 schools such as math, sciences, English, history, etc., and who wish to become prepared for careers in teaching.  It is limited to students who are completing a year-long residency with intensive mentoring from the public school mentors and university liaison. The Master of Education in the Art of Teaching program objective includes providing a rigorous and relative curriculum allowing the student to complete certification requirements and earn a Master’s degree.

The program is not available fully online.  Most courses are face-to-face or hybrid in delivery.

The essay to be submitted as part of the application packet must answer the following questions:

  1. What specific knowledge do you hope to acquire through the program?
  2. How will this degree increase your effectiveness as an educator?

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Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • Essay
  • One of the following:

    • Valid teaching certificate (MED applicants)
    • Passing PPR, ExCet, or TExES scores or
    • Official General Test GRE scores
    • MS/MA applicants may submit the PACT or PRAXIS
  • If you are applying to the program above and are an H1B or H4 applicant, please contact the Graduate School for details at  

    H4 applicants will be required to submit a passing TOEFL or IELTS in addition to the admission documents listed above.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.