Admissions

Admissions Information

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.)

Start TermFall 2022
Priority Deadline February 1, 2022

Rolling Admissions Deadline

March 1, 2022
April 1, 2022
May 6, 2022

Scholarship Application Deadline mid-April, 2022
Virtual Interviews

February 26, 2022 

March 12, 2022

April 2, 2022

Classes Begin August or September 2022*

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

**Fall 2022 start is under revision. The start and end dates are subject to change.

*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. 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. 
  2. 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.
  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
  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. To find the endorsement form that matches your intended endorsement, use the links provided below. To seek endorsement advising, send a draft of your completed endorsement form and your unofficial transcript to mit@seattleu.edu. Completing the endorsement form is often time consuming and endorsement advising can help determine if additional coursework will be needed to pursue your intended endorsement. 
  8. 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.
  9. Interview
    • Hosted online on Saturdays

International students can find additional information here

*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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