Secondary Education, Woodring College of Education
Schaefer, Christine, PhD, graduate advisor
The Master in Teaching (MIT) program is designed for candidates who wish to complete a Master’s degree while gaining state of Washington Residency certification to teach at the secondary level (middle and high school). Our comprehensive MIT program is firmly backed by current research of effective teaching and promoting student learning.
The Everett MIT program is designed to accommodate the needs of students who need or wish to continue working during the course of program completion. Students generally take two or three classes during an academic quarter, thus requiring classroom attendance two or three nights per week between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. This MIT program can be completed in seven quarters, with 14 weeks of full-time student teaching (internship). We accept English, Math, Science and Social Studies endorsements; please speak with us about
See the Department of Secondary Education catalog page for additional program and teacher certification information. In particular, review the following headings: Certification, Endorsements, Requirements upon Program Admission, Character and Fitness, General Retention Requirements, Program Completion, and Internships.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the Secondary Education department requirements below. The GRE is not an application requirement for this
Early advising is highly encouraged. Learn more about the Everett MIT program and get your questions answered by setting up an appointment with the Academic Program Director, Dr. Christine C. Schaefer at Christine.Schaefer@wwu.edu, or the Program Coordinator, Bobbie Rogers at Bobbie.Rogers@wwu.edu.
An endorsement evaluation is required with your application for all endorsements you may be earning. See endorsement requirements at wce.wwu.edu/cert/endorsements. No more than 10 endorsement credits may be outstanding once you begin the MIT program; or by advisement. An evaluation request can be submitted in the online application, or by contacting Everett MIT advisors. Non-Western graduates must also include course descriptions and/or syllabi with their transcripts to determine if there are course equivalencies.
Candidates must meet the basic skills requirement. This may be met by: a) Taking the WEST-B exam, b) SAT scores, c) ACT scores. There is no minimum score requirement for admission. See the Woodring admissions website: wce.wwu.edu/admissions/west-b-requirement and the WEST-B website: www.west.nesinc.com.
- Baccalaureate degree (or degree completed prior to program start date).
- A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0; or see Graduate School GPA eligibility
- Meet the basic skill requirement.
- Unofficial transcripts for every institution of higher learning attended (official
- transcripts required if admitted).
- A completed endorsement evaluation.
- Experience working with youth, preferably in an educational setting, with preference to
- public secondary schools.
- Experience with youth and families in diverse socio-economic, cultural, linguistic
- Essays responding to the prompts (prompts are noted in the online application).
- Three letters of reference (see below for details).
- Completion of an approved English composition course, with a grade of B or higher.
- English language proficiency.
- Interview by SEC faculty (details provided after application deadline).
Important Application Dates:
- Summer quarter: February 1
To qualify for program completion and recommendation for state of Washington residency certification, candidates must complete the following requirements and assessments outlined on the Secondary Education main catalog page, and:
- The Graduate School policy is for program requirements to be completed within five years. While it is possible to earn the Residency teaching certificate without completing the final requirements for the MIT degree, it is not possible to earn the MIT without earning the Residency teaching certificate.