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Recruiting for Fall 2018
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Drop by the Everett University Center at 915 N Broadway, 3rd floor office 324, between 10:30 am and 4:00 pm to learn more about the program and get your questions answered, or call the Program Coordinator at (425) 405-1631 for more information or to schedule an appointment on another day.
Program Office: WWU Master in Teaching – Everett
Everett University Center
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201
Academic Program Director
Christine Caverhill Schaefer, Ph.D.
Email Program Director
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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 68 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 education 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 or three classes during an academic quarter, thus requiring classroom attendance two or 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.
Program Application Information
Before applying, request an endorsement evaluation by sending your unofficial transcripts, with the name of your endorsement(s), to Christine Schaefer or Bobbie Rogers.
Graduate School Requirements
Online application form and fee
Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions; official transcripts will be required if admitted
Minimum 3.0 grade point average
- Three letters of reference
Additional Woodring Requirements
No more than 10 credits remaining in endorsement coursework, or have special permission from the department
WEST-B requirement (see information below)
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, SAT minimum scores, ACT minimum scores
Statement of purpose
Completion of an English composition course with a grade of B or higher
- Individual and Group Interviews by Secondary Education faculty on Everett’s campus
To Apply, go to: http://www.wwu.edu/gradschool/how-to-apply.shtml
Most materials, including unofficial transcripts, your statement of purpose, and resume, are required to be uploaded at the time you submit your application, so preparing them in advance will expedite your process.
Applicants submit all documentation to the Graduate School
Completed applications are forwarded to Secondary Education for review
Faculty and staff review the applications and evaluate the status of the endorsement requirements
Applicants will receive details about the on-campus (Everett Community College) interview
After the interview, generally 7-10 days, Secondary Education makes recommendations to the Graduate School
- A few days after receiving the department recommendation, the Graduate School notifies applicants of their admission by e-mail
Details on MIT Requirements:
An endorsement designates the subject area for teaching in middle and/or high school classrooms, and is typically the academic major for one's baccalaureate degree. We accept English, Math, Science and Social Studies endorsements. Please speak us about other majors.
The Washington Education Skills Test- Basic (WEST-B) requirement can be met by a) passing the WEST-B exam, b) SAT minimum scores, or c) ACT minimum scores. Official passing scores must be on file by the application due date; please request that electronic score reports be sent to the main WWU Admissions Office. (Code 248)
The Graduate School minimum requirement is 3.0; however, if an applicant’s GPA is slightly below a 3.0 but they demonstrate strength in all other components of the application, a provisional admission may be considered.
Three Letters of Reference
There should be one letter from someone who can attest to academic strength in the major – preferably a university professor. Another letter should be from someone who can speak to the applicant's experiences with youth and/or diverse populations. The third letter can be from either of these, or perhaps a character reference; however, letters should not be from family members or roommates. The online application includes a reference request process that will send emails to the recommenders you specify and provide them with a form to make their recommendations.
Statement of Purpose
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.
Statement should be 1-2 pages, double-spaced.
The on-campus interview with Secondary Education faculty is a key component of the application process, as it provides critical information about the interpersonal and communication skills essential for teacher education candidates. It is also a great opportunity for applicants to learn more about the Secondary MIT program and faculty to determine if this is a good “fit”.
Plan ahead to attend the interview, which is usually 3-4 weeks after the application deadline. If an applicant has commitments that cannot be changed, or is out of reasonable travel distance, they can interview via SKYPE (with early notification).
All new candidates attend a mandatory orientation before classes begin. You will have an assigned advisor to assist with course planning and serve as a mentor throughout the program.
Student Teaching (Internship)
At the completion of all secondary education and endorsement coursework, candidates are recommended for a quarter-long student teaching internship. The internship is an opportunity for you to develop from a teacher candidate to a professional educator, and can open doors for future employment. In order to devote full time attention to the internship, we encourage candidates not to hold jobs during this time. We understand that realistically this may not always be possible, but we advise against excessive time commitments that could adversely affect performance in the internship. During the student teaching internship, the Secondary Education department will initiate an Application for Degree.
After successfully completing the student teaching internship, candidates enroll in a 4-credit capstone/research course (Sec 691).
The Secondary Education department completes the Degree Recommendation while the student is enrolled in SEC 691. To be eligible for degree recommendation, candidates must:
Meet all Teacher Certification requirements
Complete Secondary and endorsement coursework
Receive a passing score in Content Test for endorsement(s)
- Have current fingerprint/character and fitness clearance
Program - 68 credits
Secondary Research and Foundations Core (12 credits)
- SEC 501 Introduction to Educational Research Inquiry for Secondary Teachers (4)
- SEC 512 Seminar in Educational Philosophy (4)
- SEC 513 Seminar in Education, Culture, and Equity (4)
Secondary Program and Certification Core (38 credits)
- SEC 510 Teacher as Communicator (2)
- SEC 435 Secondary Practicum I (2)
- SEC 436 Secondary Practicum II (1)
- SEC 433 Teaching and Learning Laboratory (1)
- SEC 525 Content Reading, Writing and Communication in 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 Secondary Students with Special Needs (4)
- IT 544 Instructional Technology in Education (4)
Internship (18 credits)
- SEC 595 Graduate Internship (18)
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