Each of our programs, listed below, have a specific set of benefits in addition to the perks of the college itself. Matteo Ricci College offers a cohort model in which students have the opportunity of forming lasting bonds with their peers throughout the duration of their education. Due to our small class sizes, an average amount of 25 students, professors interact with students on a higher, more personal level.
Specifically, the program offers students the ability to earn two degrees in a total of four years or graduate in three years when it typically takes four years to complete one. Please see the specifics of BAH admissions below.
The future teachers who complete this program take two internships, or practicums, in their years at Seattle University. Our students are teaching and tutoring in classrooms at local schools. Those students are able to hone their skills throughout their education, which makes our students excellent candidates for a Masters in Teaching program.
This program is ideal for students interested in teaching at the elementary level in the state of Washington. In partnership with Seattle University's College of Education we also offer a specialization in elementary education. In their junior and senior years students prepare to apply for a Washington State K-8 teaching certificate.
To find out more on the difference between the two teaching degrees, please contact Associate Dean Washburn.
Students who fulfill any one of the following requirements are eligible for the dual-degree track:
Students complete the Humanities degree as an accelerated 3-year program and may choose to stay for a fourth year to earn a second degree.
Students may complete a Humanities Minor without being in a major within Matteo Ricci College; any undergraduate student may take advantage of this opportunity.
Prospective students may apply for any of our three degrees in Matteo Ricci College. At Seattle University, students may apply directly to their major of choice at the time of admission. Incoming first year students are encouraged to select their Matteo Ricci program at that time. Additionally, students may transfer into the program from another major based on advising from the Dean or Associate Dean.