Eastern Washington University’s Master in Teaching (MIT) is a graduate degree program designed for individuals planning a career change into the field of teaching. The elementary major program, accredited by the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), offers you the opportunity to acquire a:
- State of Washington elementary teaching certificate in grades K-8
- Master of Education (MEd) degree in elementary teaching
The MIT program is rigorous and full-time, blending an incremented field experience throughout a full-year internship in a classroom accompanying day and evening classes. Coursework will be linked to classroom experience and will meet statewide certification requirements for teachers. This 5-quarter program also follows a cohort model — each cohort begins in summer and concludes the certification stage at the end of the following summer quarter. The MEd degree will be granted after completion of the next stage of the program, which requires additional coursework and a final orals defense.
Endorsements are not included in this program. Endorsements are included in a teacher’s licensure to denote which subjects and grade levels they are qualified to teach. If you plan to pursue an endorsement, it is recommended that you complete the associated coursework after obtaining your master’s degree by completing an add-on endorsement.
Curriculum & Requirements Sample Course Schedule
The following must be completed for certification and the majority must be finished before admission to the MIT program:
- Prior to admission applicants must take the WEST-B (Washington Educators Skills Test-Basic) or an approved alternative (SAT or ACT).
- If SAT or ACT was taken, based on test date, you may be required to complete one or more sections of the West-B test.
If you have questions regarding pre-admission testing requirements, please contact email@example.com.
- Completion of bachelor’s degree and pre-admission testing.
- Complete the online application.
- Choose Education: Masters of Teaching – MED.
- At least a 3.0 GPA in last 90 quarter or 60 semester credits.
- Payment of $75 application fee.
- One official transcript sent directly from each university and/or college you have attended to the Graduate Studies Office. For more information regarding transcripts, please contact Graduate Studies directly at 509.359.6297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- One-page personal statement.
- Names and email addresses for three professional references sent to email@example.com.
Upon review of your admission materials you may be invited to an online interview for further consideration in the MIT program. Upon acceptance, online orientation will begin in May.
Apply by April 1, at 5 p.m. for the Summer 2023 cohort.