Admissions Requirements

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

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

Application Requirements

Online Application 

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

  • $55 Application Fee*
  • 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. 
  • 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.
      • Fall 2021 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.
    • Second Recommender: A professional reference who is able to speak to your potential as a future K-12 teacher.
  • College of Education Self-Evaluation Form

*Waived for SU alumni  

Admission Requirements

  • Online Application
  • 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.
  • Official Transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Transcripts may be mailed or submitted electronically to
  • 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.
  • Endorsement Verification Form(s)
  • 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, 2021 to remain in the MIT 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.
      • Washington Educator Skills Test Basic (WEST-B)
        • Available online
        • 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
        • Out-of-state applicants: In lieu of the WEST-B, you may also submit Praxis I, CBEST scores, or NES Essential Academic Skills test.
        • Click here for more information on accepted alternatives for the WEST-B exam.
      • Washington Educator Skills Test Endorsement (WEST-E) or National Evaluation Series (NES) Test
        • Available online
        • The WEST-E for SPED will be taken prior to completion of the MIT program.
        • Students seeking a foreign language endorsement: Must take the written and oral sections of the ACTFL in their designated language with a minimum score of advanced-low at the start of the program. The WEST-E for DWL will be taken near the end of the program.
  • Interview
    • All interviews held during Fall 2021 will be conducted online.


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