Admissions Requirements

Admissions Dates & Deadlines

 Fall 2020
Spring 2021
Priority Deadline

February 1st

October 1st
Rolling Admissions Deadline May 1st December 1st
Scholarship Application Deadline April 5th mid-November, exact date TBD
Interviews March - June November - January
Classes Begin September 8th, 2020 March 8th, 2021

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

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The MIT Program is currently accepting applications to join a dynamic spring 2021 cohort. The program is committed to maintaining a rich and engaging experience that is deeply connected with schools and communities. Please let us know if your application completion has been impacted by COVID-19-related closures and we can work with you to ensure the application process is still accessible. 

Admissions Requirements:

Seattle University Graduate Online Application

We strongly encourage all students to attend an information session before they apply! These sessions will aid you in completing pre-requisite coursework.

Application Fee: $55

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.
  • 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


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 Transcript(s)

  • Submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Transcripts may be mailed or submitted electronically to
    • Seattle University
      Office of Graduate Admission
      901 12th Avenue
      P.O.Box 222000
      Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Minimum GPA of 3.0 

  • 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. 

Online Writing Sample

  • Evaluated on the basis of content and proper use of grammatical conventions.
  • Each applicant will be given an article to read and will be asked to write a response based on the given prompt.
  • Allow 30 minutes to complete this writing sample.
  • Each applicant will be allowed to submit one writing sample.
  • Click here to begin the 30 Minute Online Writing Sample
  • It may take several days for your writing sample to be added to your online application account.

Endorsement Verification Form(s)


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 pass the exams by August 10th, 2020 to remain in the MIT program.

  • Washington Educator Skills Test Basic (WEST-B)

    • Available online  
    • ACT scores : Math-22, Reading-22, Writing-8 (2/2005 to 8/2015) 23 (after 9/2015)
    • SAT scores : Math-515 (prior to 3/2016) 530 (after 3/2016), Reading-500 (prior to 3/2016) 27 (after 3/2016), Writing-490 (prior to 3/2016) 28 (after 3/2016) 
    • 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. 


  • All interviews held during spring 2020 will be conducted online.

Requirements and Deadlines for International Students


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