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Transformational Teaching and Learning  

Seattle University’s Hybrid Master of Education (MEd) program prepares you to become the educator that your community needs. Founded on educational equity, community partnership, critical reflection and social justice curriculum, this program is designed to help the modern educator meet the needs of today's K-12 population.   

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Take the next step in your career:  

  • Complete this hybrid degree in two years.
  • Engage in curriculum that emphasizes anti-racist pedagogies.  
  • Learn through experiential learning opportunities in the community. 
  • Pursue Future Added Endorsements in: Advanced Teaching & Learning of Multilingual Students (ELL Endorsement), Dis/ability Justice & Inclusion (Special Education Endorsement), or Leadership for Equity & Inclusion: Systems, Policy & Organization.

How It Works 

Discover a degree set up for your success: 

  • The program begins in mid-August, with 5 days of in-person classes before moving hybrid for the rest of Fall Quarter. 
    • Core courses are conducted asynchronously online, with monthly in-person half-day Saturday sessions on campus every quarter.  
  • During the first year you will build foundational skills in social justice and methods of instruction.   
    • Fall and Winter Quarter: In addition to coursework, you will engage in 20 hours of in-person community-based experiences that may be conducted where you currently reside. 
    • Spring Quarter: You'll get to connect with a mentor teacher in your local area and spend 3 days with that teacher at their school.  
    • Mid-August: You'll return to campus for a 5-day summer institute before the beginning of the second year. 
  • In the second year, you’ll dive into your internship experience and have the opportunity to learn in the field.
    • Throughout the second year, you will be working full time in a mentor teacher's classroom (about 40 hours a week). 
  • Upon graduation, you will receive a Master of Education (MEd) and a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate.  


An endorsement is the specific subject matter or content area listed on a Washington State teaching certificate. 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 teacheredendorsements@seattleu.edu or schedule a Zoom or Phone Call appointment by linking through here. 

There are two endorsement options: Elementary or Secondary. Learn more about the endorsement options and requirements.

An endorsement is required by the state to receive a teaching certificate. 

Contact Us

Christine Campbell, Senior Admissions Counselor for Online Programs

Christine Campbell

Senior Admissions Counselor



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45 Credits Total
Hybrid Flexible Format
Field Experience
Catholic School Special Tuition Grant

Do you work at a Catholic school of the Archdiocese of Seattle? Learn about additional scholarship opportunities here

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Join Dr. Carol Adams in a recorded information session detailing the Hybrid Master of Education in Transformational Teaching and Learning program.