Master Reading Teacher Certification

The Master Reading Teacher (MRT) certification program is a state of Texas teaching certification.

Requirements for MRT certification

  • Admission to the graduate program of Texas A&M University in the College of Education and Human Development, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC)
  • Specific coursework offered by TLAC
  • A valid Texas teaching certificate
  • The successful completion of an TExES examination, given by the state of Texas
  • Three years of teaching experience at an accredited school -- can be completed before, during, or after coursework
  • Students must declare their interest in pursuing the MRT and/or Reading Specialist certification(s) when accepting the admission offer for the master’s graduate program. Contact Sarah Oakley ( to begin this process.
  • Students must also claim a TEA ID# if they do not already have one. The TEA ID# must be claimed at the time of admission into the master’s program.
  • All requested information must be provided by the student by the deadlines provided.
  • Students who began their graduate studies prior to 2014 can no longer be approved to take the exam(s).

Because of the close correspondence between MRT certification, Reading Specialist Certification and the master’s degree, interested students are advised to look into a program that combines all three


The Master Reading Teacher Certification Program in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture