MIT - South King County Application Information & Requirements

Apply Now for Spring 2023!

Extended application deadline is January 15, 2023.

Contact us early so we can review transcripts and guide you through the application requirements.

Classes will be held during evening hours and on some Saturdays at the Puget Sound ESD in Renton. 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the Secondary Education Department, as noted below. Preference is given to bilingual candidates employed and referred by our partner districts.

Early advising is highly encouraged! Contact us for advising and review of transcripts.

We invite prospective candidates to contact us for more information about the program and for pre-application advising. Please send transcripts prior to application for review and advising. Some applicants may need to complete additional endorsement requirements to be eligible. 

  • An endorsement evaluation is required with your application for all endorsements you may be earning. No more than 5 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 South King County MIT advisors.
    • Endorsements in World Language (Spanish) and Social Studies may be accepted. 
    • Non-Western applicants must also include course descriptions and/or syllabi with their transcripts to determine any possible course equivalencies.
  • Applicants must meet the basic skills requirement. This may be met by: a) Taking the WEST-B exam, b) SAT scores, c) ACT scores. Alternate tests may be accepted from out-of-state applicants. There is no minimum score requirement for admission. 
  • Applicants 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 also submit passing ACTFL scores in writing and speaking (Advanced Low) with their application. Please contact us prior to taking content testing so we can advise on appropriate test and next steps. 

Notes: 

  • The GRE and MAT are not application requirements for this graduate program.
  • Some applicants may be required to submit TOEFL/IELTS score reports with their application. View more details about English Language Proficiency on the Grad School Admission page.

  • Baccalaureate degree (or degree completed prior to program start date) from a regionally accredited institution. A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0; or see Graduate School GPA eligibility requirements.
  • Completion of an approved English composition course, with a grade of B or higher.
  • Unofficial transcripts for every institution of higher learning attended (official transcripts required if admitted).
    • If your degree was earned outside the US or Canada, submit an official course-by-course credential evaluation. We accept both WES evaluations (standard course-by-course or ICAP), and Educational Perspectives evaluations through the CertiFile Certified Credential Attachment service.
      • Note: If you choose to submit a WES evaluation, we recommend the ICAP product, because it includes verified copies of your official transcripts and eliminates the need to provide a separate official transcript to our office if you are admitted and choose to attend WWU.
      • Please see Certifile Order Process for detailed information about ordering a degree evaluation through the CertiFile service.
  • Meet the basic skills requirement.
  • 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 as listed below)
    • Tell us why you wish to pursue a career in teaching. How do your experiences and dispositions prepare you to be successful in an accelerated, cohort-based Master in Teaching program? How do your experiences and dispositions prepare you to be successful in the teaching profession more generally?
    • How might an educator's unacknowledged racial biases or taken-for-granted racial assumptions affect their ability to create a safe, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning environment? What additional biases or assumptions are important to address? 
    • Briefly describe the language(s)  you  have experience using, including: how you use your languages (speaking, writing, etc.) and in what contexts (at home, in the community, at work, etc.). What's an area of your language you use that you feel confident in, and what is an area in which you want to grow?

  • Begin the application process by creating an account through the Graduate School Admissions page
    • Be sure to select the proper site location and start date for the program. 
    • Be prepared to pay the $100 application fee.

Completed applications will be reviewed by the graduate school admissions team and the South King County advisor.