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: 2018-19

  • Application session opens Thursday, March 1, 2018 and closes Friday, May 31, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: within two weeks of submitted application
  • Program Orientation: Monday, June 11, 2018; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Training June 2018 through June 2019. Intensive summer training plus 12 hours monthly throughout the internship year. See calendar
  • Field Based Internship with site visits Sept 2018 through May 2019
  • TExES MRT Certification Exam Spring 2019
  • Certification program completed June 2019

Information Session:

Please listen to the recorded webinar before submitting application (Webinar)