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Teaching, M.A.T.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
Dallas, TX, United States
University of Dallas undergraduate students can get a head start on their master's degree from the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts by taking graduate-level courses in their senior year to fulfill some of the requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching program. This program is designed so that students can complete both their undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years. 


The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) focuses on the advancement of teaching as a career, providing in-depth knowledge of teaching and extensive student-teaching experience under the direct mentorship of university faculty and accomplished teachers. There is no better way for University of Dallas students to gain hands-on teaching experience than working directly with students and practitioners in the field of education. 

Designed for a variety of pathways, the M.A.T. 4+1 is ideal for:
  • Students seeking secondary Texas teacher certification
  • Interdisciplinary studies majors
  • Aspring Catholic school teachers
  • Aspiring private or charter school teachers

M.A.T. 4 + 1 Degree Requirements:

The Master of Arts in Teaching program allows students to graduate with Texas State Teaching Certification for all-levels, elementary (early childhood - grade 6), middle school (grades 4 - 8) or secondary school (grades 7 - 12). It also prepares those who aspire to teach at the secondary level in Catholic Schools for Texas Catholic Conference Teaching Certification. 

  • M.A.T. Secondary State Teaching Certification
  • M.A.T. Secondary Texas Catholic Conference Teaching Certification
  • M.A.T. Elementary State Teaching Certification

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    30 credit hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Principles of Secondary Education
  • Practicum Observation - Middle School
  • Practicum Observation - High School
  • Education Evaluation
  • Middle School Student Teaching Internship
  • Student Teaching Seminar      
  • High School Student Teaching Internship
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Secondary Reading
  • History of American Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A completed online application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An intellectual autobiography
  • A sample of academic writing
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    625 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 625 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    625 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 625 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Dallas

  • 1140 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

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