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: 2019-20

  • Application session opens Monday, January 7, 2019 and closes Monday, June 3, 2019.
  • Acceptance notification: By Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Program Orientation: Saturday, June 22, 2019; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Training June 2019 through June 2020. Intensive summer training plus 12 hours monthly throughout the internship year. See calendar
  • Field Based Internship with site visits Sept 2019 through May 2020
  • TExES MRT Certification Exam Spring 2020
  • Certification program completed June 2020

Information Session:

Please listen to the recorded webinar before submitting application: COMING SOON!