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Master of Arts in Teaching

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

Our five-year experience offers a combined baccalaureate and professional Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree. Trinity undergraduates intending to enter the M.A.T. program major in the subject they plan to teach, and earn a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in their academic discipline upon completion of undergraduate studies. Students then continue on into the one year, graduate-level program to earn their masters as well as state teacher certification during the 5th year.

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.

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.
  • Professional development schools provide opportunities for teacher candidates to receive strong field experience in San Antonio public 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.