TExMaT Testing Requirements

Who is Required to Take the Tests?

If you desire to be certified as a Master Teacher in Texas, you may take the corresponding TExMaT test if you meet all of the guidelines for that test. See Approval to Test.

Master Reading Teacher (MRT) Certification

  • If you have a classroom teaching certificate and at least three years of teaching experience, you must complete an SBEC-approved MRT preparation program and pass the MRT test.
  • If you currently have a current Texas Reading Specialist certificate, you must complete an SBEC-approved MRT preparation program. You do not need to take the MRT test.

Master Mathematics Teacher (MMT) or Master Science Teacher (MST) Certification

  • If you have a classroom teaching certificate and at least three years of teaching experience, you must complete an SBEC-approved MMT or MST preparation program and pass the MMT or MST test at the appropriate teaching level.

Master Technology Teacher (MTT) Certification

  • All candidates, regardless of certificates held, must complete an SBEC-approved MTT preparation program and pass the MTT test.

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Approval to Test

You must receive approval to take a TExMaT test from your Educator Preparation Program (EPP). There are several types of teacher training programs:

  • University Initial - a program usually delivered as part of a baccalaureate program that includes student teaching
  • University Post Baccalaureate - a program that may be offered to an individual who already holds at least a bachelor's degree and is seeking certification
  • University Alternative Certification Program - an Alternative Certification Program offered by a university
  • Alternative Certification Program - a nontraditional EPP for individuals who hold bachelor's degrees or higher that may involve university course work or other professional development experiences as well as intense mentoring and supervision

Further information about EPP programs and a list of approved EPPs is available on the TEA website. After acceptance and approval to test from your EPP, you can register to test.

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