Secondary Education, Woodring College of Education
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 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 other majors.
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. Inquiries about the Everett MIT program should be directed to Teacher Education Admissions, phone 360-650-6161, e-mail address TeacherEd.Admission@wwu.edu, or the Program Coordinator, Bobbie Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An endorsement evaluation is required with your application for all endorsements you may be earning. No more than 10 endorsement credits, limited to the content methods course(s), may be outstanding once you begin the MIT program.
Applicants must meet the basic skills requirement in reading, writing, and mathematics. 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/basic-skills for details.
All applicants (except world language) must submit content test scores with their program application by taking the WEST-E or NES exam(s) for the endorsement they are pursuing. Those pursuing a world language endorsement must submit ACTFL scores in writing and speaking (Advanced Low) with their application. See the Woodring admissions website wce.wwu.edu/cert/content-test-resource-site for details.
- 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 skills requirement.
- Unofficial transcripts for every institution of higher learning attended (official
- transcripts required if admitted).
- A completed endorsement evaluation.
- Submitted content test scores, or ACTFL scores for world languages.
- 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.
Retention in the program requires continuous demonstration of competence in standard oral and written English in all course work. Retention also requires maintenance of a 3.0 quarterly GPA for each quarter upon admission.