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Transformational Teaching & Learning, Med

Founded on educational equity, community partnership, critical reflection and social justice curriculum, this program is designed to help you meet the needs of today's K-12 population.

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About this Program

When you work towards a Master of Education in Transformational Teaching and Learning, you gain expertise in revolutionizing educational approaches with a focus on anti-racist pedagogies. You seamlessly blend these pedagogies, technology, and social-emotional learning to empower both students and educators. Your commitment to equity and inclusion is fostered into holistic growth, and when you finish your degree, you’re prepared to help students learn for a rapidly evolving world. 

Discover the Convenience of a Hybrid Education Degree 

When you pursue a graduate degree in transformational teaching and learning at Seattle University, you’ll discover a degree set up for your success. The program begins in mid-August, with five days of in-person classes before moving to a hybrid schedule for the rest of the fall quarter. Core courses are conducted asynchronously online with monthly in-person half-day Saturday sessions on campus every quarter.  

In the first year, you’ll engage in 20 hours of in-person community-based experiences that may be conducted where you currently reside. You’ll also get to connect with a mentor teacher in the spring quarter in your local area and spend three days with that teacher at their school.  

During your second year, you’ll be working full time in a mentor teacher’s classroom. Upon graduation, you will receive a Master of Education and a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate.  

Transformational Teaching and Learning Master’s Degree at a Glance

Learn how this degree will contribute to your career goals. Then, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University degree can be.  

This degree is built with the working professional in mind. With a mixture of hybrid and online classes, this degree suits school professionals who want to gain a certification and a master’s degree.

An endorsement is the specific subject matter or content area listed on a Washington State teaching certificate. It is required to obtain an education degree. To earn an endorsement, the state requires teacher candidates to demonstrate the content knowledge needed to teach to the grade level standards. All required coursework for your chosen endorsement must be completed prior to starting the Hybrid MEd program. If you have questions about endorsements, you may contact us at or schedule a Zoom or Phone Call appointment by linking through here.  

Pursue Future Added Endorsements in:  

  • Advanced Teaching & Learning of Multilingual Students (ELL Endorsement) 
  • Dis/ability Justice & Inclusion (Special Education Endorsement) 
  • Leadership for Equity & Inclusion: Systems, Policy & Organization. 

What You’ll Learn

See the classes you'll take as a student here

Enjoy Hybrid Learning

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Five Days of In-Person Classes to Start Each Year

At the beginning of each year, you’ll spend five days on the Seattle University campus, getting to know fellow students and your professors.  

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One Year of Internship Experience

Throughout the second year, you will be working full time in a mentor teacher's classroom (about 40 hours a week).  

Featured Faculty

  • Carol Adams, PhD
    Carol Adams, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Teacher Education (MIT)
    Program Director, Teacher Education (MIT)

  • Shane Pisani, PhD
    Shane Pisani, PhD

    Program Director, Undergraduate Teacher Education (EDLS)
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Teacher Education (MIT)
    Coordinator of Field-Based Education & Partnerships

  • Mark Roddy, PhD
    Mark Roddy, PhD

    Department of Teaching, Learning, and Social Justice
    Associate Professor, Teacher Education (MIT)

  • Kerry Soo Von Esch, PhD
    Kerry Soo Von Esch, PhD

    Program Director, Educating Non-Native English Speakers (ENES)
    Associate Professor, Educating Non-Native English Speakers (ENES)

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the program or application, we’re here to help.  

Christine Campbell

Assistant Director of Graduate Online Programs

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