Choose your path
Get certified to work as a teacher
Trinity University’s teacher preparation program is recognized as one of seven premier teacher preparation programs in the nation.
Begin your journey as a Trinity undergrad
Minor in Teaching
Students completing the minor fulfill the prerequisites for entry into Trinity’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, where they will spend a fifth year earning their teaching certification.
Earn your master's and teaching certification in one year
Master of Arts in Teaching
This 30-hour, one-year graduate program begins in July and is completed over three semesters. During the school year, students take 12 hours each semester while completing a full-year internship under the guidance of a mentor teacher in one of Trinity’s Professional Development Schools.
by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) ensures you and your degree will be taken seriously wherever your career takes you
Small Cohort Size
Fosters tight-knit relationships between classmates and faculty
Elite Private School Experience at a Public School Price.
One year to earn your master’s, teaching license, and State of Texas Teaching Certificate
What can I teach?
Explore Trinity's available certification levels and teaching interests.
Where can I Teach?
Teaching is complex, professional work that requires a broad repertoire of knowledge, skills, and the judgment developed from experience about how to best use this repertoire for success. Intensive coaching relationships are prominent in a Trinity education, allowing students to hone their practice through a supportive apprenticeship.
Candidates complete clinical practice in cohorts at one of Trinity's Professional Development Schools. While completing their internships, degree candidates are supervised by carefully identified and specially trained mentor teachers in area Professional Development Schools where Trinity has developed a long and sustained partnership.
Teaching out of State or Abroad
Trinity's M.A.T. program is accredited by the Texas Education Agency, and is one of only a dozen Educator Preparation Programs in Texas. Graduates who wish to obtain certification in other states benefit from the support of the certification coordinator to facilitate certification in other states.
Admissions and Financial Aid
The Trinity Master of Arts in Teaching program annually recruits up to 15 candidates who learn to tackle the complex challenges faced by educators while developing a professional community that enriches life after graduation.
Learn more about application requirements, program costs, and financial aid options.