Secondary Education

Attention fall 2017 SEC UG/PB applicants! 
New essay prompt posted as of January 31, 2017.


Welcome Students and Visitors!

Hours: M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm.  Phone: (360) 650-3327.  Miller Hall 400

Department Chair, Kevin Roxas, Miller Hall 402C

Department Manager, Janna Cecka, Miller Hall 401C

Department Coordinator, Christina Carlson, Miller Hall 401A

Prospective students are invited to contact our department to learn more about our programs and application requirements, and an early advising meeting is highly encouraged.  Applications and supporting materials must be received by the following deadlines.

Note- new fall quarter application deadlines:

  • Fall quarter:  February 1, for Master in Teaching program
  • Fall quarter:  March 1, for Undergraduate/Post-Bac. program
  • Winter quarter:  September 1, both programs

Programs Offered

Secondary Education offers two teacher preparation programs for those wishing to teach in middle and/or high school.  Our applicants are prepared in a specific content area, the academic subject, 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.  Please read our department's Guiding Principles to learn more about what drives our teacher education programs toward excellence.  Students who successfully complete Secondary Education programs are recommended for residency teacher certification in the state of Washington.

Undergraduate / Post-Baccalaureate Program

Attention fall 2017 SEC UG/PB applicants! 
New essay prompt posted as of January 31, 2017.

          General UGPB info handout

For undergraduate students who want to begin their teacher education program while completing their approved academic endorsable major, or those pursuing a BAE degree.

For post-baccalaureates to earn certification after completing an approved BA/BS academic endorsable major.

Master in Teaching

          General MIT info handout

For those wanting to earn certification and a master's degree after completing an approved BA/BS academic endorsable major. Offered in Bellingham or at our Everett site.