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.
Detailed program information, including step-by-step admission and application requirements, course work, and cost, is included in the PACE Information/Application Packet. Please allow 3 weeks for evaluation.
Spring application timeline and deadlines
September 15 - December 1 application deadline
December 15 - application documentation deadline
Summer application timeline and deadlines
Feb 1 - May 1 application deadline
May 15 - application documentation deadline
Fall application timeline and deadlines
May 15 - August 1 application deadline
August 15 - application documentation deadline
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.