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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

M.A. in Education - Teacher Certification Program (MAECIT)

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching  |   Master's Degree

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Purpose of Program

The Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum and Instruction concentration) with Teacher Certification (MAECIT) program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to earn a Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction with a certification to teach in middle grade classrooms. Currently, students may select one of two certification tracks to teach in grades 4-8: Mathematics/Science or English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies. 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 degree program of coursework with relevant field experiences and is designed to meet the Texas state certification requirements for teaching grades 4-8 in either Mathematics/Science or English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies. Students must complete a 12 week supervised clinical teaching experience as a part of the certification requirements and a culminating project at the conclusion of their graduate degree program. MAECIT requires admission into both the M.A. in Education program and the teacher certification program.



Career Opportunities

There are teacher shortages around the country for teachers who are qualified to teach more than one content area in grades 4-8 and who possess a graduate degree. 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.

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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.



UTSA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking


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



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San Antonio, TX 78249

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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