Admissions

Admissions Information

Application Changes Through Fall 2022

Waiver of $55 application fee. 

Acceptance of unofficial transcript for initial admissions decision. Official transcripts are required before 2nd quarter registration.

Continued GRE- and GMAT-testing optional policy. Applicants can submit GRE or GMAT scores should they choose, but scores are not required for an admissions decision.

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Admissions Dates & Deadlines

MIT applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until cohorts have been filled. Early submission by the priority deadline is encouraged to ensure consideration for the upcoming cohort.

Start TermSpring 2022Fall 2022
Priority Deadline October 1, 2021 February 1, 2022
Rolling Admissions Deadline November 1, 2021 March 1, 2022
Scholarship Application Deadline mid-December, 2021 mid-April, 2022
Interviews

October 23, 2021

November 20, 2021

December 11, 2021

February 2022*

March 2022*

April 2022*

Classes Begin March 7, 2022 September 2022*

Please note: MIT classes begin three weeks prior to the start of Seattle University's spring and fall quarters.

*exact date to be decided

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Admission Requirements

Online Application 

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

  1. $55 Application Fee*
    • Applicants with financial hardship may request a fee waiver through mailed
  2. Autobiographical Statement 
    • One-page, double-spaced, autobiographical statement outlining applicant’s commitment to teaching, applicable coursework, experience with K-12 students and understanding of cultural differences. 
  3. Two College of Education Recommendation Forms 
    • First Recommender: A K-12 teacher or supervisor who has observed the applicant facilitating students in a diverse K-12 classroom setting. Applicants should volunteer at a K-12 school for approximately 40-50 hours to fulfill this requirement. Recommenders are encouraged to submit a letter in addition to the College of Education recommendation form.
      • Applicants that are unable to fulfill this volunteer requirement due to COVID-19 closures are still encouraged to apply. Please provide a professional reference in place of this K-12 recommender. Learn more about applying during COVID.
    • Second Recommender: A professional reference who is able to speak to your potential as a future K-12 teacher.
  4. College of Education Self-Evaluation Form
  5. 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.
  6. Official Transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Transcripts may be  or submitted electronically to grad-admissions@seattleu.edu.
  7. 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.
  8. Endorsement Verification Form(s)
  9. 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 by August 10th of the year you start the program to remain enrolled.
  10. Interview
    • Hosted online on Saturdays

*Waived for SU alumni 

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WEST-B, WEST-E, and NES Exams

WEST-B

All applicants must take the Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B) prior to the beginning of the program. Please note, below are the baseline passing scores for WEST-B and acceptable alternatives (ACT/SAT). The State of WA does not require a passing score for WEST-B or its accepted alternatives. However, your scores will be taken into account upon department review of your application. The test is available online.

Accepted Alternatives for All Applicants

  • ACT scores: 
    • Math-22, Reading-22, Writing-8 (2/2005 to 8/2015) OR 23 (after 9/2015)
  • SAT scores:
    • Math-515 (prior to 3/2016) OR 530 (after 3/2016), Reading-500 (prior to 3/2016) OR 27 (after 3/2016), Writing-490 (prior to 3/2016) OR 28 (after 3/2016)
      • Applicants who did not complete a Writing portion on the SATs may alternatively take the WEST-B writing or the SAT Essay

Alternatives for Out-of-State Applicants

  •  CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test)
  •  Praxis I
  •  NES Essential Academic Skills Test

Please note: The State of WA does not require a passing score for WEST-B or its accepted alternatives. However, your scores will be taken into account upon department review. 

WEST-E/NES

All applicants must take and pass the Washington Educator Skills Test - Endorsement (WEST-E) or National Evaluation Series (NES) test in their endorsement area(s) prior to beginning the program. This test is not a requirement to apply to the program. If admitted, applicants will need to provide official passing scores to Seattle University prior to August 10 (of your entry year). The NES passing score is 220. The WEST-E passing score is 240. These tests are available online.

Endorsement Exceptions for the WEST-E/NES

  • Special Education: The WEST-E for Special Education does not need to be taken prior to the beginning of the MIT program. Students obtaining this endorsement will take the corresponding WEST-E near the end of the program. However, students do need to take the WEST-E/NES for their primary endorsement (elementary or secondary) prior to the start of Block III.
  • Designated World Language (DWL): The WEST-E for DWL does not need to be taken prior to the beginning of the MIT program. Students obtaining this endorsement will take the corresponding WEST-E near the end of the program.
    • ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Test: ALL students obtaining a DWL endorsement (French, Spanish, Japanese) do need to take both the written (WPT) and oral (OPI) sections of the ACTFL test prior to the start of the program. Both sections must be passed at the level of "Advanced Low" or better. Test registration can be completed online.
  • English Language Learners (ELL): The WEST-E for ELL does not need to be taken prior to the beginning of the MIT program. Students obtaining this endorsement will take the corresponding WEST-E near the end of the program. However, students do need to take the WEST-E/NES for their primary endorsement (elementary or secondary) prior to the start of the program.

Vouchers

  • WEST-B and WEST-E Vouchers: The College of Education has a limited number of vouchers to cover test fees in cases of financial hardship. If you have applied to the MIT or EDLS/IDLS, you may apply for a voucher by sending an email request with the quarter and year you will begin the program and briefly describing your financial need. Vouchers must be used at the time you register for the test.
  • NES Vouchers: To apply for a voucher for the NES exam, please follow the instructions on the Fee Waiver Request Form and mail to Pearson prior to registering for your test

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