- Apply online at http://apply.embark.com/GRAD/UTPA. The application process takes some time, so make sure you begin early. You must be accepted by the Graduate School before enrolling for any graduate courses at UTPA. However, acceptance into the UTPA Graduate School does not ensure acceptance into the Master Reading Teacher certificate program.
- During your last semester of coursework, complete six hours of test preparation. As soon as you have passed completed the test preparation, you will be eligible to register for the Master Reading Teacher exam. You must pass this exam to be a certified Master Reading Teacher in the State of Texas.
- Students who have passed the MRT exam and met all other program requirements should contact the Office of Teacher Certification and Admission Services for more information regarding certification. It is the student’s job to pursue certification.
All requirements for the MRT certificate program must be completed within one seven-year period. Work more than seven years old will not meet program requirements.