Program Information

The training program directly aligns to the Texas Master Reading Teacher TExMAT Standards:

  • Foundations of Reading Knowledge and Instruction
  • Principles of Instructional Design, Delivery, and Assessment in Reading
  • Reading Instruction and Assessment for Students with Diverse Backgrounds and Needs
  • Role of the Master Reading Teacher


Applicants with at least 3 years teaching experience and who teach reading at an accredited district/school.


Any applicant with a Master’s Degree and certified as a Reading Specialist. The TExMat exam is not required, but must complete the MRT certification training and internship.

Timeline and Training: 2017-18

  • Application session is closed.
  • Acceptance notification: within two weeks of submitted application
  • Program Orientation: Sat, Sept 16; 9 am-12 noon
  • Training Sept 2017 through June 2018. One Saturday per month with two evening Zoom meetings.
  • Field Based Internship with site visits Sept 2017 through May 2018
  • TExES MRT Certification Exam Spring 2018
  • Certification program completed June 2018

Information Session:

Please listen to the recorded webinar before submitting application (link to be added - coming soon!)