Master of Arts in Teaching | Trinity University
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An unparalleled program. Trinity University's teacher preparation program is recognized as one of seven premier teacher preparation programs in the nation.

Trinity undergraduates intending to enter the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program complete courses within the Education Department while completing a major outside of the department. Trinity does not offer a major in Education because we want candidates to develop deep subject matter knowledge for teaching. Instead, candidates, interested in teaching at the elementary level can complete any academic major. Secondary candidates should complete a major in the subject the plan to teach after earning a bachelors degree, students then continue on into the one year, graduate-level program to earn their masters as well as state teacher certification.

While a vast majority of program applicants are recent Trinity graduates, each year, a number of highly qualified post-baccalaureate students from other universities are accepted into this one-year graduate program.

To help offset the cost of the M.A.T. program, the Department of Education provides significant financial assistance through endowed Scholarships. In addition, we recently entered into an exciting new partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) and City Education Partners (CEP) to create a one year teaching residency that includes a paraprofessional salary and benefits, $25,000 scholarship, and guaranteed employment in SAISD for the 1st three years. 

Highlights of the program

  • A nationally-recognized program that provides innovative and challenging opportunities for candidates interested in teaching in the nation's public, private, or charter elementary, middle, and high schools.
  • Year-long internships with master teachers who serve as candidates' primary teachers of teaching in on of our Professional Development Schools where Trinity has a long and sustained partnership.
  • Scholarships and financial aid are available through federal grants and endowed funds to help students defray the cost of tuition.
  • A strong alumni network where graduates receive lifetime career placement support. Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the most rigorous accreditation in the country.
  • Public Information¬†about Educator Preparation Programs in Texas is provided by the Texas Education Agency.
  • Graduates benefit from a 90%-100% job placement rate depending on geographic location of employment.