2020-2021 Catalog

Master in Teaching (MIT)

The Master in Teaching program prepares teacher candidates who make a positive impact on student learning based on student needs in relation to state learning standards. Candidates continuously improve their performance by refining their skills as reflective practitioners through course work and field experiences; by working collaboratively with colleagues, families, and community resources; and by engaging in career-long professional development. Additionally, this professional graduate degree program develops candidates’ competence in interpreting, organizing, and communicating knowledge and in developing the analytical and performance skills needed for the conduct and advancement of professional practice. To these ends, candidates research and implement best practices throughout the program, culminating in design and implementation of action research. Graduates earn a Master in Teaching degree, initial teacher certification, endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8) or Special Education (P-12), and may opt to complete a second endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8), Special Education P-12), English Language Learners (P-12), or Reading (P-12).

The Master in Teaching will prepare students to:

  • Develop and apply components of effective teaching ensuring a positive impact on student learning.
  • Examine best practices in assessment to continually monitor and improve instruction.
  • Create a learning environment that enables students to engage in learning individually and collaboratively.
  • Collaborate with, and advocate for, students, families, and community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical and professional dimensions of teaching.

 

In addition to City University of Seattle's graduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, students in this program must also meet the requirements listed below:

Master in Teaching (MIT) Degree Program

Additional content specific admissions requirements are located in the Master in Teaching Admissions Packet which may be obtained via Admissions or the Master in Teaching program.

  1. Every applicant to the Master in Teaching (MIT) degree programs and to graduate certificate programs is required to hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. In addition, applicants must complete an interview with administrative faculty and must submit the following:

    1. Completion of all required credential tests as established by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board.
    2. Passing scores on Washington State NES 102 and 103 tests.
    3. CV/Resume
    4. Three references

Master in Teaching (MIT) Alternative Routes (see additional information below)

  1. Bachelor of Arts degree or higher in high needs area
  2. Must meet criteria established by the Washington Educator Standards Board (PESB) for admission to the program.
  3. Passing scores on the Washington Educators Skills Test (WEST-E) or National Evaluation Series (NES) in the high needs content area(s), i.e., Special Education, English Language Learners, Middle Level Mathematics, Mathematics.
  4. Passing scores on each section of the Washington Educators Skills Test-Basic (WEST –B) or passing ACT/SAT sub- scores for Math, Reading and Writing, and National Evaluation Series (NES) exams #102 and #103 for dual endorsements including Elementary Education.
  5. Eighty hours documented, supervised experience working with children and/or adolescents
  6. Applicant must not have teaching certification from any state.

Alternative Routes (may be connected to a degree/or non degree seeking) -Graduate-level

Applicants to one of the Alternative Route programs must also meet the criteria above for the MIT or MED and following criteria for a Route listed below:

Applicants to one of the Alternative Route programs must also meet the following criteria:

  1. Completion of each section of the Washington Educators Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B) or passing State-approved test for Math, Reading, and Writing
  2. Documentation of 80 hours of supervised work with children
  3. Route specific requirements as follows:
  • Route 2: District or building validation of qualifications, including one year of student interaction and leadership.
  • Routes 3 and 4: External validation of qualifications, including demonstrated experience with students or children, such as reference letters and letters of support from previous employers.

Note: Applicants for alternative route programs who are eligible veterans or National Guard members and who meet the entry requirements for the alternative route program for which application is made shall be given preference in admission.

Route 1:  

A transferable associate degree, or associate degree, or associate of applied science, or ninety quarter credits or the equivalent in semester credits from an accredited institution of higher education;

District or building validation of qualifications, including one year of student interaction and leadership.

Route 2:

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education;

District or building validation of qualifications, including one year of student interaction and leadership.

Routes 3 and 4:

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education; and

External validation of qualifications, including demonstrated experience with students or children, such as reference letters and letters of support from previous employers.

Note: Applicants for alternative route programs who are eligible veterans or National Guard members and who meet the entry requirements for the alternative route program for which application is made shall be given preference in Graduate Certificates

Professional certification programs may require additional documentation or academic credentials. Exceptions to this policy may be made by the school dean.

(Policy #2100.14)

Exceptions to this policy may be made by the school dean.

(Policy #2100.13)