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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Certification (MACIT)

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching  |   Master's Degree

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Purpose of Program

This program is designed for individuals who want to earn a master's degree and teacher certification simultaneously. Students in this program have the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction and teacher certification in grades 4-8. MAECIT requires admission to both the M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and the teacher certification program. The MAECIT program of study and field experiences will prepare students to develop a culturally responsive lens towards teaching and learning.

Program Options

MAECIT is a 39 hour program. Students choose between two certification tracks:

  • 4-8 Mathematics/Science


  • 4-8 English Langauge Arts and Reading/Social Studies 

In addition, students will complete a 12 week supervised clinical teaching experience as part of the certification requirements and a culminating project at the conclusion of their graduate degree program.

Upon completion of the program, students will  fulfill the requirements for Texas state teacher certification.

Career Opportunities

MAECIT graduates will be certified in two content areas (Mathematics/Science or English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies) and will therefore be more competitive when applying for teaching positions. Furthermore, because graduates of this program are certified in grades 4-8, they may also apply for positions at elementary and middle schools and other settings that work with adolescents.

Job Outlook/Earnings

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework. If the applicant's GPA is between 2.7 and 2.99, probationary admission may be granted and the student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA during the first 12 hours of coursework
  • Completion of 18 undergraduate credit hours in education or related field (including 12 upper-division level hours)**
  • Be in good academic standing at the last institution attended
  • Applicants must also apply to the Teacher Certification program, which includes additional requirements. Contact the program's Student Development Specialist for more information about the teacher certification application process

** Applicants without adequate undergraduate hours in education may be required to complete background courses as a condition of admission. If assigned, these are required in addition to the minimum number of hours for the degree.

Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking

For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)


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Financial Aid & Scholarships

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The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

College of Education and Human Development

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The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249