2021-2022 Catalog

Elementary Education and English Language Learners, Master in Teaching – Washington

The Master in Teaching program prepares reflective teachers who translate educational theory into practice which makes a positive impact on student learning based on student strengths and needs. Candidates are challenged to critically examine teaching and education from historical and sociopolitical contexts for the purpose of developing culturally responsive and anti-racist teaching practices within the classroom. Candidates are given space and encouragement to reflect on their own life experiences and how those impact their presence with and response to the children and families they serve.  Candidates demonstrate competence in planning, instruction, and assessment relative to state learning standards and evidence-based teaching practices.  Candidates continuously improve and refine their skills as reflective practitioners through coursework and field experiences, collaboration with colleagues, families, and community stakeholders, and prepare for career-long professional development.

Graduates earn a Master in Teaching degree, initial teacher certification, and an endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8).  Candidates are also provided with the opportunity to add one additional endorsement in Special Education (P-12) or English Language Learners (P-12).

Note: Licensing and certification requirements vary by state. Students who relocate to another state during their enrollment may or may not satisfy the eligibility criteria to obtain a professional license or certification in that state. If a student is located outside of the State of Washington, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state before beginning an academic program outside of your state. CityU has provided the following information about requirements for certification or licensure in other select states.

Program Outcomes

This program 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.

Admission Requirements

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:

  • Complete a bachelor degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Submit a resume
  • Submit three professional reference letters
  • Provide documentation of 80 hours of supervised work with children
  • Complete an interview with program faculty
  • Complete each section of the Washington Educators Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B) or pass the State-approved test for Math, Reading, and Writing
  • Take the following test, preferably prior to admission to the program: Elementary (NES 102 and NES 103) - All candidates must attempt this test for certification

(Procedure 2100.01.01)

Total Required Credits (69 Credits)

Elementary Education Core Requirements (7 Credits)

ETC 585Special Education and Special Programs

2

ETC 595Classroom Management, Assessment and Evaluation

3

English Language Learners Core Requirements (14 Credits)

ESL 541Linguistics for ELL Teachers

2

ESL 542Identification, Assessment and Evaluation of ELL Students

3

ESL 543Culturally Responsive and Equitable Practices for ELL Teachers

3

ESL 551Researching: History of Bilingual Education and Advocacy

3

ESL 544Evidence-Based Instructional Practices for ELL

3

Common Requirements (32 Credits)

ETC 501Human Growth And Development

2

ETC 507Social Justice, Equity and Diversity

3

ETC 522Social Studies Methods

3

ETC 515Assessment and Feedback

3

ETC 519Curriculum and Instruction Methods

3

ETC 513Mathematics Methods I

3

ETC 514Mathematics Methods II

3

ETC 680Teacher Research I

1

ETC 683Teacher Research II

1

ETC 692Capstone Introduction

1

ETC 693Master Project: Capstone

1

ETC 553Public School Law

2

ETC 538Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Concepts

3

ESP 525Behavior Analysis and Management

3

Literacy Block (6 Credits)

ETC 567Instruction and Assessment in Literacy I

3

ETC 570Instruction and Assessment in Literacy II

3

Internship and Student Teaching (12 Credits)

ETC 610Internship I

1

ETC 625Internship II

1

ETC 627Internship III

2

ETC 608Practicum

1

ETC 609September Experience

1

ESP 675Curriculum Modifications and Collaboration

3