The Master of Arts in Teaching / Panhandle Alternative Certification for Educators (MAT/PACE) program is an online, university-based teacher certification program for degreed individuals who want to make a career transition into the teaching profession. The program, which ultimately culminates in Texas educator certification and an advanced degree, begins with testing, early field-based experiences, and online graduate course work. An eligible candidate may be employed as a Texas teacher or may complete clinical teaching under the supervision of an experienced teacher. Upon attaining initial teacher certification, individuals may continue with completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Step-by-step information is included in the PACE information/application packet.
Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2015; please allow 2 weeks for evaluation. A new applicant may begin course work and field experiences in the fall semester, but internship is only available at the request of a hiring district. d
WT's educator preparation programs are rated "accredited" by the Texas Education Agency's Accountability System for Educator Preparation: Consumer Information about Educator Preparation Programs.
WTAMU's Title II Institutional Report may be accessed on the U.S. Department of Education website: https://title2.ed.gov.