Admissions

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 2023
  • MIT Classes Begin: August 21, 2023 (about 5 weeks before the start of SU's Fall quarter start)

*The MIT Spring Cohort is no longer offered. 

MIT Fall 2023 Cohort

Type of Deadline  Application Deadline  Online Interview Date  Admission Notification Date  New Admit Advising Dates (Required) 
Priority January 6, 2023 February 4, 2023 February 17, 2023 February 23, 2023 - 6pm OR March 7, 2023 at 12pm
Rolling 1 February 3, 2023 March 4, 2023 March 17, 2023 March 23, 2023 at 6pm OR April 4, 2023 at 12pm
Rolling 2 March 3, 2023 April 1, 2023 April 15, 2023 April 20, 2023 at 6pm OR May 2, 2023 at 12pm
Final May 5, 2023 June 3, 2023 June 3, 2023 TBD

 

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Admission Requirements for MIT Program

Online Application 

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

  1. Autobiographical Statement 
    • One-page, double-spaced, autobiographical statement outlining applicant’s commitment to teaching, applicable experience with diverse and/or K-12 students and personal connection to the Teacher Ed. program and anti-racist values outlined in the Teacher Ed. Program Competencies and Mission.
  2. Two College of Education Recommendation Forms 
    • First Recommender: Preference is given to K-12 teachers or supervisors who have observed the applicant facilitating students in a diverse K-12 classroom or classroom-like setting. To gain school-based classroom experience applicants can reach out to a nearby school or district to identify volunteer requirements (schools may require volunteers to complete an application, complete training, sign permission forms, get fingerprinted, etc.). A colleague or supervisor who has observed the applicant work with school-aged youth outside of a formal school setting is alternative option to identify a first recommender; these experiences include but are not limited to: after school programs, outdoor education, summer camps. First recommenders are encouraged to submit a letter in addition to the College of Education recommendation form.
    • Second Recommender: A professional reference who is able to speak to your potential as a future K-12 teacher.
  3. College of Education Self-Evaluation Form
  4. Bachelor's Degree
    • From an accredited college or university
    • Applicants currently completing their bachelor's degree may apply as long as their degree is issued by the start of the MIT program.
  5. Official Transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts for undergraduate coursework and all additional endorsement-related courses to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Transcripts may be mailed or submitted electronically to grad-admissions@seattleu.edu. 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.  
  6. Minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • As calculated from the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, or post-graduate work, including transfer credits
    • Applicants with less than a 3.00 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.
  7. Endorsement Verification Form(s)
    • Submit an endorsement form and evidence of endorsement advising. Endorsement forms are provided in the expandable tabs below. Completion of endorsement coursework outlined in the endorsement verification form is required prior to starting the MIT program. Applicants do not need to have all of the coursework completed at the time of application; however, they should indicate plans for how they will complete the requirements prior to the program start date on their submitted endorsement form. All perspective applicants are asked to send a draft of their completed endorsement form and an unofficial transcript to mit@seattleu.edu to be reviewed and to received advising about any additional coursework that might be needed prior to beginning the MIT or program.  
  1. Exams
    • Applicants are required to take the WEST-B and WEST-E/NES exams and upload their scores, but are not required to pass the exams upon application submission. If admitted, applicants must take the exams before you start the program to remain enrolled. Applicants can reference the corresponding endorsement form to ensure they register for the correct test.
  1. Interview
    • All interviews are hosted online on Saturdays. See the "Admission Dates and Deadlines" table at the top of this page for specific interview and acceptance notification dates. The interview is comprised of three parts: the individual interview, the group interview and a written response. Each portion of the interview will provide the admissions team with a variety of opportunities to get to know you and for you to learn more about what your experience in our MIT program might be like.

International students can find additional information here

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