The Master in Teaching (MIT) program is designed and delivered based on collaboration between the College of Education faculty and the school community. The teacher education program prepares educators in the K-12 field to meet today’s educational demands through a broad understanding of the ethical and value-laden issues inherent to the teaching profession.
The full-time program in teacher education leads to a Washington Residency Certificate in elementary or secondary education. Secondary teachers are endorsed by the state for specific subjects. The program is completed in four quarters of daytime coursework.
The program curriculum includes comprehensive educational theory and research following the themes of individualization, ethical responsibility, and the use of technology as an essential educational tool. Through integrated course work and field experiences, students develop the insight and skills needed to be effective educators in a complex and technological world.
The Master In Teaching program with Special Education Endorsement integrates a well-respected preservice teacher education program with a special education endorsement. Unlike many programs that require two years of study, the MIT with a Special Education endorsement may be completed in six quarters of study. Students in this full-time program are prepared to teach in elementary or secondary general education classrooms and in special education settings.
The sequence of courses blends general education and special education coursework with a variety of field experiences creating a highly integrated and cohesive program of study. The program's curriculum includes comprehensive education theory and research following the themes of individualization, ethical responsibility, and the use of technology as an essential educational tool. Internships in regular and special education classrooms put pre-service teachers in touch with the world as it is lived by their students.
All MIT students have the option of choosing one of the following certification options:
A strong grounding in an academic field is essential for students entering the MIT program in order to satisfy state requirements for endorsements.
Endorsement options available to students in the MIT program: