Master in Teaching

The Master in Teaching (MIT) program is designed and delivered based on collaboration among the College of Education faculty and the school community to prepare teachers to meet the educational demands of the 21st Century. First, a strong grounding in an academic field is essential for this program. Additionally, the program is infused with the ethical and value-laden issues inherent to the teaching profession.

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 program follows a cohort model where students learn together in a collaborative and supportive manner, much like effective K-12 schools. This highly integrated and team taught program models effective practice aligning K-12 field experiences with coursework on campus. The sequence of courses is as follows:

Block I (20 credits)

  • TEED 5010 Education for Social Change
  • TEED 5011 The Arts and Cultural Diversity
  • TEED 5012 Learners and Instruction
  • TEED 5013 Peer Coaching Field Experience
  • TEED 5023 Middle School Field Experience Seminar

Block II (16 credits)

One of the following:

  • TEED 5021 Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • TEED 5022 Middle/Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Block III (14 credits)

One of the following:  

  • TEED 5028 Teaching Internship (Elementary)
  • TEED 5029 Teaching Internship (Secondary)

Block IV (10 credits)

  • TEED 5035 Child Abuse and Related Issues
  • TEED 5040 Reflective Teaching Seminar

Total Program Credits: 60


There are two start times for the MIT program within an academic year. This determines when each block will be taken.

Entry Quarter Block I Block II Block III Block IV
Fall Fall* Winter Spring Summer
Spring Spring* Fall* Winter Spring

*Begins three weeks prior to the University schedule.

The MIT program is full-time, with classes scheduled Monday-Friday. With a few exceptions, classes are scheduled from 9:00am - 3:00pm. During the time students are in the field, schedules will vary based on the schedules of the K-12 school sites.

The Master in Teaching Program at Seattle University is a full-time, cohort-based degree program in teacher education that offers both a master's degree in teaching and a Residency Teaching Certificate. Students complete the MIT degree in four academic quarters, or may earn an endorsement in Special Education along with their MIT degree by attending two additional quarters.

Those who want to be part of the learning and growth of young people, demonstrate strong academic knowledge and skills, and are committed to social justice are encouraged to apply. Because MIT graduates are recognized as outstanding educational leaders, they are in high demand throughout the region.

The College of Education gives students the option of pursuing either elementary or secondary education as part of their certification. The teacher education program balances classroom experience and coursework; MIT students spend approximately 50% of the program in the classroom.


The mission of the Master in Teaching program states "the teacher is an ethical and knowledgeable reflective decision-maker who can teach all students to function effectively in a global and pluralistic society."


The College of Education provides more than $230,000 in scholarships each year. Explore funding opportunities which include scholarships for students of color and under-represented populations.