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2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Master in Teaching, Everett, MIT

Location(s): WWU - Everett

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Secondary Education, Woodring College of Education

68 Credits

Graduate Faculty

Waxman, Barbara, MIT Program director.

Program Information

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.

Program Application

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
graduate program.

Early advising is highly encouraged. Inquiries about the Everett MIT program should be directed to Teacher Education Admissions, phone 360-650-4630, e-mail address TeacherEd.Admission@wwu.edu, or the Everett MIT Program Director, Barbara Waxman at waxmanb@wwu.edu.

Pre-application Requirement

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.

Application Requirements

  • 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
  • requirements.
  • Meet the basic skills requirement.
  • Unofficial transcripts for every institution of higher learning attended (official
  • transcripts required if admitted).
  • A completed endorsement evaluation.
  • Resumé.
  • 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
  • settings.
  • 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

Program Completion

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.

Grade Requirements

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. 

Required Program Courses

Additional Information

Non-Thesis Assessment

Master in Teaching candidates are in the non-thesis option.

Second Master’s Degree

Enrollment must be for a single M.Ed, MA or MIT program. Students who have earned an M.Ed or MIT may apply for admission to another M.Ed program, but all requirements of the second program must be met (with possible allowance for some course work taken in the first program). However, all programs must be completed with the minimum number of required

NOTE: Due to a review and revision process which may affect Woodring College of Education programs and courses, the information is subject to change.

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