Master in Teaching
Secondary with Certification
To meet with an advisor to discuss endorsements please contact
Christine C. Schaefer, Ph.D., Academic Program Director
For more details about the information sessions please contact
Bobbie Rogers, Program Coordinator
Recruiting for Summer 2014 - Priority Deadline March 1st
Upcoming Information Sessions:
Tuesday, Januarty 14 - GWH room 356, 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Monday, January 27 - GWH room 356, 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Tuesday, Febuary 4 - GWH room 356, 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Master in Teaching (MIT) Program - Everett
This Master in Teaching program has attracted adult students from many different fields and professions, who have decided that high school, middle school, or junior high school teaching offers an exciting career alternative. The students' professional preparation consists of 70-75 quarter credit hours that are completed over 5 quarters of part-time academic study, and 2 quarters of full-time student teaching in local public Secondary classrooms.
The 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 to three classes during an academic quarter, thus requiring classroom attendance two to three nights per week between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Our program seeks to admit 15 students each year.
All requirements for the degree must be completed within five years of the initial quarter of registration. Normally, full time graduate students complete the MIT in approximately two years. This timeline may be extended if additional academic major coursework is required beyond the degree to meet State or department requirements.
Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an endorsable major (see list below)
Grade Point Average
A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) determined on the basis of the student's most recent 90 quarter hour or 60 semester hour credits including post-baccalaureate credits if they are upper division.
Applicants to teacher education programs in the State of Washington are required to demonstrate basic skill competency in reading, writing, and math. This requirement may be met by:
Taking the West-B exam in Reading and/or Writing and/or Math, or SAT and ACT
The minimum scores required for each exam are:
SAT ACT Math Pass 514 22 Reading Pass 500 22 Writing Pass 490 8
Passing scores must be submitted to WWU by the teacher education application due date. No need to submit a score report to teacher education admissions IF the scores were already sent to WWU.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation which address: 1) your educational potential to do graduate level coursework; 2) your successful experience with adolescents, and your experience with diverse populations; and 3) character and maturity.
Completion of an approved English composition course, with a grade of B or higher. English 101, 201, 202 and 301 at Western or equivalent courses fulfill this requirement.
- Statement of Purpose/Essay
Please describe your experience (s) with adolescents and background as it applies to the teaching profession. The secondary Education faculty believes experience with diverse, multi-cultural populations benefit prospective teachers. How have your previous experiences developed your potential as an educator? What were the challenges you faced? Be sure to include any and all background or experience (s) you have had with diverse populations.
- An interview by Secondary Education faculty. Details will be provided once applications are received.
The Student Conduct Requirements portion of the Supplemental WCE Application must be completed and submitted.
Students who wish to pursue a Master in Teaching degree in Secondary Education and certification concurrently must apply to the Graduate School and the Everett site. Please contact Bobbie Rogers for Everett application materials.
- Deadline: March 1st - Summer admission only
Program - 74 credits
Secondary Research and Foundations Core (12 credits)
- Sec 501 Introduction to Educational Inquiry for Secondary Teachers (4)
- Sec 512 Seminar in Educational Philosophy (4)
- Sec 513 Seminar in Socio-Cultural and Legal Issues in Education (4)
Secondary Program and Certification Core (38 credits)
- Sec 510 Teacher as Communicator (3)
- Sec 435 Middle Level Practicum (1)
- Sec 436 Secondary School Practicum (1)
- Sec 433 Peer Teaching Laboratory (1)
- Sec 525 Content Reading, Writing and Communication Secondary Schools (4)
- Sec 531 Teaching Adolescents (4)
- Sec 532 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Schools (4)
- Sec 533 Assessment and Professional Development in Secondary Schools (4)
- Sec 534 Management, Motivation and Discipline in Secondary Schools (4)
- Sec 691 Research Seminar - Secondary (4)
- SpEd 510 Middle and Secondary Level Learning Problems (4)
- IT 544 Instructional Technology in Education (4)
Internship (24 credits)
- Sec 595 Graduate Internship (24)
Students must have a State-approved endorsable major in order to receive a recommendation to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for certification. While students in the MIT program have completed an academic major as part of their undergraduate degree, it is necessary to have transcripts evaluated to determine whether additional coursework is required to meet State or department requirements. Applicants are encouraged to contact the academic program director at Everett to arrange this evaluation prior to accepting admission to this program. Listed below are the Western Washington University endorsable majors accepted at the Everett site.
- Applications will be considered from candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in:
English Language Arts