Secondary Education

Welcome Students and Visitors!

Hours:  M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm (intersession/summer hours may vary)
Phone:  360-650-3327
Location:  Miller Hall 400
General inquiries:

Department Chair, Kevin Roxas, Miller Hall 401B​
Department Manager, Janna Cecka, Miller Hall 401C
Department Coordinator, Christina Carlson, Miller Hall 401A

​Programs Offered

Master in Teaching Program, Bellingham
                               (for Everett campus MIT, see

Prospective students are encouraged to seek early advising to ensure you meet all application requirements.  Send general inquiries about our programs to For information about pre-application requirements, contact Woodring Admissions at or 360-650-3313. 

Secondary Education offers two teacher preparation programs for those wishing to teach in middle and/or high school and receive certification in Washington State.  Applicants must have academic preparation to teach in a specific content area by meeting the requirements in their endorsement ("content area", "academic subject", "major", and "endorsement" are often synonymous with the middle/high school classroom subject).

The Secondary Education curriculum is carefully sequenced to provide professional, comprehensive, learning and field-focused experiences. To learn about the core values that guide our program, see the department's Guiding Principles. Candidates who successfully complete Secondary Education programs are recommended for residency teacher certification in the state of Washington.

Application deadlines:  (recent changes to the application deadline are underlined)

  • Fall quarter:  February 15, for Undergraduate / Post-Bac. program
  • Winter quarter:  September 1, for Undergraduate / Post-Bac. program
  • Fall quarter:  February 1, for Master in Teaching program
  • Spring quarter:  October 1, for Master in Teaching program