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Master technology teacher certification

The Master Technology Teacher (MTT) is a State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) approved certificate offered online by UT Brownsville. This certification program is designed to provide candidates with an opportunity to further their studies while becoming technology mentors at the campus and district level. The MTT program allows participants to network with other educators throughout the state (and nation) ensuring that they remain on the cutting edge of technology in education.

Created by 77th Texas Legislature, MTT certification ensures the availability of teachers with specialized training to work with other teachers and students to increase the use of technology in each classroom. The new Long-Range Technology Plan, 2006-2020 for the State of Texas will be approved by the 80th Texas Legislature and calls for a renewed emphasis on the MTT certification. The MTT’s primary duties include “serving as a technology training mentor to other teachers for the amount of time and in the manner established by the district.”

MTT certification will prepare candidates to:

  • Provide instructional leadership in technology;
  • Mentor colleagues as they implement technology-based instruction;
  • Provide professional development at their district/campus; and,
  • Assist the district’s special education department with the implementation of computer-related “Assistive Technology.”

All University of Texas at Brownsville course work is online and requires no on-campus visits. The four required MTT courses fit directly into the online Master of Education in Educational Technology degree offered by UTB, if the MTT candidate wishes to pursue a master’s degree.

Required MTT Courses

In the MTT program you will have an opportunity to collaborate and learn with others online in virtual classrooms using both synchronous and asynchronous tools.

Courses required for Master Technology Teacher certification:

MTT Requirements

SBEC regulations require candidates to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to receive Master Technology Teacher certification:

  • Hold a technology applications certificate, OR
  • Hold a technology education certificate, OR
  • Hold a teaching certificate and have 3 years of teaching

AND must successfully complete:

  • An approved preparation program, and
  • State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) MTT

The candidates in the program must:

  • Complete an online post-MTT workshop during EDTC 6343 before receiving approval to take the test.

Participating Institution and Advisors

University of Texas at Brownsville
One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78520

Janice Butler  

Michael Sullivan, Ph.D.

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