Admissions Dates & Deadlines

MIT applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until cohorts have been filled.  In order to be considered for one of the interview dates below, please apply by the deadline dates. Early submission by the priority deadline is encouraged to ensure consideration for the upcoming cohort. Merit-based scholarships are awarded post-interview, so the sooner you interview, the higher the chances of being awarded (funds are limited and will not be awarded after they have been exhausted.) 

  • MIT Scholarship Application Deadline: Mid-April 2024
  • MIT Classes Begin: August 19, 2024 (about 5 weeks before the start of SU's Fall quarter start) 

*The MIT Spring Cohort is no longer offered. 

MIT Fall 2024 Cohort

Deadline Type Application Deadline Interview Date Admission Notification Date
Priority January 12 February 3 February 16
Rolling 1 February 16 March 2 March 15
Rolling 2 March 22 April 6 April 19
Rolling 3 April 18 May 4 May 17
Final May 17 June 1 June 10

*All times listed in Pacific Timehorizontal rule


  1. Research the Master in Teaching program to see if it's right for you
  2. Identify which Endorsement Area you will be applying for
    • A Teaching Certificate in Washington State requires a specific Endorsement. An Endorsement is the specific subject matter or content area listed on your teaching certificate.
    • Seattle University offers an Elementary (K-5) Endorsement or Secondary Endorsement (6-12).
      1. An Elementary Endorsement requires general content knowledge.
      2. A Secondary Endorsement requires specific content knowledge in a particular subject (for example, Biology).
    • Review the requirements for endorsements to decide what endorsement you are interested in pursuing.
  3. Review Admissions Dates & Deadlines
    • After the priority application deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the final deadline, pending space in the program.
    • Applying by the priority deadline ensures consideration for space in the cohort and consideration for institutional aid scholarships.
  4. Review Exam Requirements
    • There are 2 exams required to start the program. If accepted, you will need to complete these by the start of the program. They are not an initial admission requirement, but can be submitted at any time. Any scores submitted with your application will not factor in to your admission decision.
    • Basic Skills Exam:
      1. WEST-B (SAT or ACT can be substituted)
      2. There is no minimum score required.
      3. If using the SAT or ACT, your score must include an essay sub-score. If you did not have an essay portion when you took the SAT or ACT, you will also need to take the WEST-B writing sub-test.
    • Endorsement Content Exam:
      1. WEST-E or NES
      2. Your specific content exam is based on your chosen endorsement area, you can review the endorsement requirements to see which exam is required for your endorsement.


Once you start an application you will be able to save your progress and will not have to complete it all at once.

Complete Seattle University’s Online Application, which includes the following elements:

  1. Autobiographical Statement (one-to-two-pages, double-spaced)
    • An autobiographical statement outlining:
      • Your commitment to teaching, which should demonstrate a well thought out understanding of and decision to go into the teaching profession.
      • Applicable experience with diverse and/or K-12 students.
      • Personal connection to the Teacher Education program and anti-racist, justice-oriented values outlined in the Teacher Education Program Competencies and Mission.
  2. Résumé
    • Detailing work experience, academic background and educational experience, volunteer work, and honors.
  3. Two College of Education Recommendation Forms
    • Professional references who can speak to your potential as a future K-12 teacher and to your ability to work collaboratively with others, ideally in an educational or leadership capacity. 
    • Once you've started your application, you will add the email addresses of your recommenders and they will receive a link to the evaluation form. The form should only take them 15 minutes to fill out.   
      • These forms are what is required. However, we encourage your recommenders to submit a letter as well.  
  4. College of Education Self-Evaluation Form
    • In the application you will be asked to complete a self-evaluation of your skills and aptitudes as they pertain to graduate school. 
  5. Bachelor’s Degree
    • From an accredited college or university, conferred before the program starts.
  6. Minimum of 3.00 GPA
    • From the most recent 90 graded quarter (60 semester) credits, including transfer credits and post-graduate work.
    • Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA may apply and may be considered for probationary admission if they submit a letter explaining the reason for their GPA and their plan to succeed academically in future graduate coursework.  This letter can be uploaded during the application process.
  7. Official Transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from all schools attended in the last 5 years, including where your degree was earned to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
      1. Transcripts must note your degree conferral if you have completed your degree. 
      2. SU will assume responsibility for an evaluation of your required academic records for applicants who completed coursework outside of the United States. The evaluation is not an English translation of the academic records, but a separate document determining if the degree received outside the U.S. is equivalent to a U.S. degree and a GPA is calculated.
    • Transcripts may be mailed or submitted electronically to
    • Applicants may be accepted to the program with unofficial transcripts. Once accepted to the program, students will need to submit official transcripts within their first quarter of enrollment.


  1. Submit your application
    • Make sure you hit "Submit" on your application.


  1. Check your status
    • You can login here to check the status of your application anytime by clicking here. 
    • Submitted applications are only considered complete once all application materials have been received, including your recommendation forms.
  2. Monitor your email
    • Make sure to regularly check the email you listed on your application for updates, including your admission decision.
    • If selected to participate in interviews, you will be notified within three weeks after the deadline.
  3. Interview
    • Selected applicants will be invited to an interview as the final step in the admissions process. Interviews are an opportunity for you to demonstrate your clear commitment to ongoing learning as well as your ability to work collaboratively with others.
    • Interviews consists of a group interview, individual interview, and written responses.
    • All interviews are hosted on Saturdays and are in-person or online.

International students can find additional information here.

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