||Master in Teaching
||30 semeser credits
The Master in Teaching (MIT) program prepares post-baccalaureate candidates with strong academic credentials who seek the first level of teacher certification and who demonstrate a high aptitude for scholarship and teaching at the elementary and secondary levels. Candidates will earn the Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate and the Master in Teaching Degree simultaneously.
Post-graduate students commit to a three semester learning experience: fall, spring, and summer terms, in order to earn 30 credits for the MIT degree. The credit requirements include student teaching (8 credits) plus graduate level coursework (22 credits). Classes meet in the evenings, on weekends, and during the summer months for cohorts commencing their programs in August. Student teaching will be accomplished during daytime hours.
College of Education Master’s students may transfer up to 6 credit hours of eligible graduate level coursework (subject to Program Director’s approval) from an accredited institution towards their degree.
Undergraduate students whose academic histories reflect a GPA below 3.0 (“B” level) may be admitted to the program on academic probation. Students may also be placed on probation if their GPA falls below 3.0. Students are given one academic term to show improvement and to raise their GPA to at least 3.0, at which point they are removed from probationary status. If the student’s GPA has been below 2.75 for two or more terms, he or she is required to develop a remediation plan; outlining how/when GPA will be increased. Students must earn at least a 3.0 overall grade point average to graduate. These guidelines also apply to Master in Teaching candidates, except that they are required to maintain a 3.3 GPA.