Master Reading Teacher Certification Program

House Bill 2307 in 1999 created the Master Reading Teacher Grant Program intending to increase the reading ability of Texas school children, particularly those in high needs campuses.

Definition: A Master Reading Teacher is an individual who holds a Master Reading Teacher Certificate and whose primary duties are to teach reading and to serve as a reading mentor to other teachers.

Eligibility: The Master Reading Teacher Certificate may be obtained in one of two ways:

  • An individual who holds the Reading Specialist Certificate must complete a SBEC approved Master Reading Teacher preparation program.
  • An individual must have a teaching certificate, at least three years of teaching experience, complete an SBEC approved Master Reading Teacher preparation program, and pass the Master Reading Teacher certification exam.

A Master Reading Teacher teaches reading and mentors fellow teachers for the amount of time and in the manner established by the school district, in conformance with the definitions set forth in the Commissioner’s Rules.

The Region 13 Master Reading Teacher (MRT) certification provides training to teachers with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience the opportunity to become skilled teachers in the best practices associated with improving reading instruction for all students. The MRT program offers:

  • Blended training (online and onsite) designed to prepare MRTs to implement reading instruction based on state standards and best practices for literacy.
  • Summer training provided by experts in the reading field.
  • Curriculum aligned to the Master Reading Teacher TExES.
  • Structured and sustained field support/visit during the internship year.

MRT Certification Program is approved by Texas Education Agency and is subject to any changes mandated by the State Board of Educator Certification as well as other necessary program adjustments.

Note:  All fees, rules and dates / times are subject to change and reflect information available at the time of posting – July 13, 2017.