Master in Teaching, Multilingual Education, South King County

Are you passionate about working with dual language learners? Would you like to teach in a middle or high school classroom? Join us! 

Dual language programs are growing throughout Washington State and districts are searching for multilingual teachers who are highly trained in methods of content and language teaching. Our Master in Teaching program with emphasis in Multilingual Education is designed for candidates who wish to complete a Master’s degree with recommendation for Washington State Residency Certification to teach at the secondary level (middle and high school) and training in dual language education (through ELL and/or Bilingual endorsements). This program is specific to initial certification only. 

The program is designed to support professionals working in multilingual settings who are employed by school districts in South King County.

Next entry is Spring 2025Contact us today to learn how to join this program! 

Upcoming Information Sessions!

Join us at an information session to learn more about our program! Use this link to register for a session! 

  • January 25: 4:00-5:00 pm (Zoom)
  • January 26: 5:00-6:00pm (Zoom: Special Session on Financial Aid & Scholarships)
  • February 2: 4:00-5:00 pm (Zoom)
  • February 8: 5:00-6:00 pm (Zoom)
  • February 13: 4:30-5:30 pm (in person at PSESD: Special Session Hosted by WEA)
  • February 13: 5:30-6:30 pm (Zoom: Special Session Hosted by WEA)

We look forward to meeting you! 

Program Highlights

  • Initial licensure program
  • Small, cohort model
  • Collaborative, hands-on learning environment
  • 6-7 quarters to completion
  • Mentorship from application to graduation
  • Employment during program by working as a guest teacher in a bilingual classroom setting
  • Entry requires completion of baccalaureate degree plus qualifying endorsement coursework (Social Studies OR Spanish World Language)

Partner Districts

Candidates are hired as bilingual annual substitute teachers in a school located in South King County. We currently partner with districts noted below. (Additional districts are welcome to join us!) 

Analia Galloway
Director, Recruiting, Retention, & Workforce Development
Auburn School District | 915 4th Street NE | Auburn, WA 98002
(253) 931-4900 | agalloway@auburn.wednet.edu

Open positions - https://www.auburn.wednet.edu/Domain/41 

Shirley Siloi
HR Recruitment & Retention Specialist
Highline Public Schools | 15675 Ambaum Blvd SW | Burien, WA 98166
(206) 928-1356 | Shirley.Siloi@highlineschools.org

Master Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program Information  | LinkedIn

Kim Cushman
Assistant Director, Classified Development - She / her
Kent School District | 12033 SE 256th St Ste D1000 | Kent, WA 98030
(253) 373-7500 | kimberly.cushman@kent.k12.wa.us 

Program Location & Contacts

Puget Sound ESD | 800 Oakesdale Ave SW | Renton, WA 98057 

 

Academic Program Director | Beth Dillard, PhD | Beth.Dillard@wwu.edu

Program Coordinator | Angela Brown | browna59@wwu.edu 

Partnership & Field Experience Coordinator | Caleb Zilmer | zilmerc@wwu.edu