Admissions Requirements

Application Deadline accepting applications until cohort is complete March 1
MIT Scholarship Deadlines November 1 March 1
Interviews Held November, December and January February, March and April
Status Notification November, December and January March and April
$100 Deposit Due Upon Acceptance Upon Acceptance
Classes Begin Early March** Late August/Early September** 

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

Online Application 

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

  • $55 Application Fee*
  • Autobiographical Statement1 
    • One-page, double-spaced, autobiographical statement outlining applicant’s: 
    • Commitment to teaching 
    • Applicable coursework 
    • Experience with K-12 students, (including exceptional individuals)  
    • Understanding of cultural differences  
  • 2  College of Education Recommendation Forms 
    • From those who can address applicant's experience with young people in a K-12 classroom setting. 
    • It is required that a minimum of one recommendation is from a teacher or supervisor that has observed the applicant in a K-12 classroom setting facilitating a group of students. 
    • It is discouraged to submit recommendations from university faculty who have not observed the applicant working with youth, preferably in a K-12 setting. 
    • Recommenders are welcome and encouraged to submit a written statement or letter in addition to the form in the online application.
  • College of Education Self-Evaluation Form

*Waived for SU alumni. Applicants for whom the application fee would prove to be a genuine hardship may request a fee waiver though Graduate Admissions

Admission Requirements 

  • Online Application (see above) 
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 
    • Applicants currently completing their bachelor's degree may apply, as long as the degree will be issued by the start of the MIT program.  
  • Official Transcript(s)  
  • 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 readiness for graduate level work. 
  • Online Writing Sample
    • Please allow 30 minutes to complete this writing sample
    • Once the online writing sample is complete, it will be automatically attached to the applicants file. 
    • Each applicant will be allowed to submit one writing sample.
    • Each applicant will be given an article to read and will be asked to write a response based on the given prompt.
    • Click here to begin the 30 Minute Online Writing Sample
  • Washington Educator Skills Test Basic (WEST-B)*  
    • Available online  
    • Alternatives for all applicants include: 
      • 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
  • Washington Educator Skills Test Endorsement (WEST-E) or National Evaluation Series (NES) Test*
    • Available online  
    • The WEST-E for SPED and ELL will be taken prior to completion of the MIT program. Students do need to take the WEST-E/NES for their primary endorsement (elementary or secondary) prior to the start of the 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. 
  • Group Interview 
    • Selected applicants will be contacted approximately one month after the application deadline for an on-campus small group interview with faculty.  
    • Out-of-state applicants: If you cannot attend an interview, you must submit a video to the MIT program office. Call (206) 296-5759 or e-mail for detailed instructions.

1, 2 Both the autobiographical statement and the writing sample are evaluated on the basis of content and proper use of grammatical conventions.

* Both the WEST B and WEST E need to be taken and passed prior to the start of the program. Applicants will be asked to submit official passing scores in their application, however this is not a requirement to submit your application. If applicants have not yet taken their exams, that application requirement will remain provisional until completed.  Admitted students will not be allowed to start the program until official scores have been submitted to Seattle University. 

Requirements and Deadlines for International Students