TCU Teach Master’s Program

Are you graduating soon, a recent graduate or a working professional thinking about changing careers? Do you feel passionate about shaping the lives and minds of adolescents? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to English, mathematics, science, or social studies? Apply for the TCU Teach master’s program.

In less than one year, you will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, as well as a teaching certification for grades 4 through 8 or 6/7 through 12. The 30-hour program offers both on-campus classes at TCU and clinical (student) teaching placement in one of the university’s partner districts, immersing you in real and diverse classrooms throughout the program.

Small classes will offer you individualized instruction from TCU’s internationally recognized faculty. Financial aid options make TCU economically competitive with area programs. A dedicated career consultant will work with you to develop your resume and interview skills and connect you with schools, districts, non-profits and companies.

100 percent of our undergraduate teacher program candidates receive teaching placements upon graduation, 80 percent are hired in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and students have a near 100% pass rate on the Texas State Certification Exam. Fort Worth ISD teacher salaries start at $53,000. View Program Brochure

“One of the things I enjoyed most was all the discussions we had in class — they were really beneficial. We had a lot of different dynamics in the group and different experiences so it was great to talk about those with our professors.”

-Carter Kilpatrick, Cohort I Graduate


To qualify for admission, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Prior to enrollment, complete a bachelor’s degree earned from and conferred by an accredited institution of higher education in a field related to English, mathematics, science, or social studies.
  • Complete 12-15 hours of content area coursework (12 hours of English or social studies, or 15 hours of math or science) with a grade of C or higher.
  • Attain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework for the most recent bachelor’s degree earned.
  • Pass the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the content area in which you have 12-15 hours of coursework. Please review the list of content area exams we will accept. Dates for the TEA Certification Program Tests can be found here. For assistance in registering for the PACT at a test center near you, please contact Texas Educator Certification Examination Program Customer Service at 800-877-4599.
  • Complete the ethics training module required by the Texas Education Agency (Please provide personal email address in lieu of TCU email).
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency.
  • Display positive professional dispositions.

As of March 15, 2017, the Texas Education Agency Board requires the implementation of an Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs (ASEP) technology fee, as required by 19 TAC 229.9(7). This fee is required for each candidate seeking certification; the candidate must pay a $55 fee when admitted to the program for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 years. For the 2018-2019 academic year and beyond, certification candidates enrolled in the program will pay a fee of $35 per year. The fee will appear on your TCU student account.

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