NOTE:  Application session is CLOSED.

Thank you for your interest in the Master Reading Teacher (MRT) program. Check out some of our resources to better understand the program: 

Test Framework for MRT

Finding the Time and Resources for Teaching and Mentoring

Application Timeline:

Program Fees:

Application Fee - A $100 nonrefundable application fee is required to establish eligibility for program

Program Fee - $3,070

  • Registration Fee—$500 by Sept 15, 2017
  • Internship payment—$2,570 by payroll deduction Oct 2017—June 2018

TExMat Examination Fee—$131 to ETS

SBEC Certification Application Fee—$78 to add certification to Texas teaching certificate

Note: All fees are subject to change without notice.

Application Process:

Step 1:  Due by Sept 10, 2017

  • Complete the Region 13 Online Application (pay $75 fee/$100 after 9/1/2017)
  • Submit Service Record showing a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience
  • Submit official transcripts showing highest degree earned. (Sealed and unopened from the university)
  • Submit documentation of GRE scores (if taken)
  • Submit a copy of your current Texas Teaching Certificate
  • Three (3) Professional Recommendation forms (should be completed electronically and emailed to Sandra Madrigal)

Please submit all required documents to
Sandra Madrigal, Program Assistant
Education Service Center, Region 13
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, TX 78723

Please remember, your application will not be processed until we have received all the above listed items and your fee has been paid.

Step 2:

  • All applicants notified about admission status by email within two weeks of submitted application
  • Pay the registration fee of $500 by Sept 15, 2017. Instructions for making this payment will be included on your acceptance letter
  • Attend Program Orientation on Sat, Sept 16 from 9 am to 12 noon at ESC, Region 13, 5701 Springdale Rd, Austin, Texas 78723

Step 3:

  • Begin training Sat, Sept 16, 2017 at ESC, Region 13

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