The University of Texas at Austin offers several options for you to earn a master’s degree and teacher certification at the same time. These programs are for students who hold a bachelor’s degree but do not have their teacher certification.
You will take courses that lead to a master’s degree while also completing a Professional Development Sequence (PDS). The PDS is a teacher preparation program that includes fieldwork, observations, and student teaching. You will also have to pass teacher certification exams administered by Pearson. Typically, more than 95% of our graduates pass the exam.
Students who have earned their bachelor degree from a college or university in a country other than the United States will need to have their transcripts evaluated and should speak to a program advisor before applying. Additional coursework may be required. International students must meet TEA-required TOEFL exam cut-off scores prior to admission to the PDS.