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Master in Teaching

One-year Program for Elementary or Secondary Education

ONE YEAR! Our Master in Teaching (MIT) degree is a high quality, intensive, practitioner-oriented, teacher preparation program designed for those with non-education bachelor’s degrees. It is designed to prepare students to become effective elementary or secondary education teachers in just ONE calendar year.

The Spokane One-Year MIT program is a full-time cohort-based program beginning each June. The program is an intensive, integrated course of study and field experiences (52 graduate credits for the elementary program and 47-50 graduate credits for the secondary program) that is completed in 13 months. The priority deadline for submitting MIT program applications is November 15. Additional complete applications will be considered on a space available basis until February 15th.

Spokane MIT Program Admissions Process

Elementary Education (K-8) MIT Admission Requirements

Admission to the Elementary MIT program requires that applicants have a conferred bachelor’s degree, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.* Incoming Elementary MIT students will demonstrate mastery of the following foundational subject areas (American government, US History, economics, mathematics, life and physical science, and geography) by successful completion of Subtests 1 and 2 of the Elementary NES examination.  Whereas completing college coursework in these areas is recommended, it is not required.

Secondary Education (High School) MIT Admission Requirements

Admission to the Secondary MIT program requires that applicants have a conferred bachelor’s degree with a major in the specific subject area they will be endorsed, and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher*. Additionally, Secondary MIT applicants must be eligible for endorsement in one of the areas available on the Spokane campus.  Once admitted to the program, Secondary MIT students should expect to take additional methods and/or content area courses during the summer and fall terms they are enrolled in the program. Possible endorsements are listed below along with requirements for degree, content exams and additional methods and content courses.

Important note: Many endorsement courses have limited availability on the Spokane campus. Therefore, each Secondary MIT applicant will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis, depending on their previous coursework and the availability of any courses that still need to be taken to meet the requirements of their intended endorsement.

Endorsement
Required Degree
Required Course Work
Biology
Exam: NES 305
BS in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Zoology or Plant Biology BIOL 430 — Methods of Teaching Secondary Science I
ENGR 120 — Innovation in Design or any entry level engineering course
Chemistry
Exam: NES 306
BS in Chemistry

 

BIOL 430– Methods of Teaching Secondary Science I
ENGR 120 — Innovation in Design or any entry level engineering course
Earth and Space Science
Exam: NES 307
BS Geology
w/ Astronomy elective, introduction to biology, meteorology course,
BIOL 430– Methods of Teaching Secondary Science I
ENGR 120 — Innovation in Design or any entry level engineering course
English Language Arts
NES 301
BA English ENGLISH 323 – Approaches to the Teaching of English
ENGLISH 324 – Rhetoric and Comp for Teaching
ENGLISH 325 – Young Adult Literature
ENGLISH 326   Applied Grammar for Teachers
French
Designated World Language WEST-E 100, ACTFL (written and oral)
BA French FOR_LANG 440 – Methods of Teaching Foreign Language
FOR_LANG 441/551- Research and Methods of Technology Enhanced Foreign Language Learning
History
WESTE 027
BA History HISTORY 308- North American Indian History
HISTORY 422 – History of the Pacific Northwest
HISTORY 480 – Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Mathematics
NES 304
BS Mathematic MATH 330 – Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics
MATH 431 – Intersections of Culture and Mathematics
MATH 432- Mathematics for College and Secondary Teachers
Physics
NES 308
BS Physics BIOL 430– Methods of Teaching Secondary Science I
ENGR 120 — Innovation in Design or any entry level engineering course
Social Studies
WESTE 028 
BA Social Studies HISTORY 308- North American Indian History
HISTORY 422 – History of the Pacific Northwest
HISTORY 480 – Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Spanish
Designated World Language WEST-E 100, ACTFL (written and oral)
BA Spanish FOR_LANG 440 – Methods of Teaching Foreign Language
FOR_LANG 441/551- Research and Methods of Technology Enhanced Foreign Language Learning

 

Applicants with an undergraduate major different than the subject they wish to teach will have more deficiencies and require additional prerequisite coursework prior to beginning the program.  A course-by- course evaluation of their undergraduate transcript will determine these prerequisite courses. These individuals are required to submit a Self-Evaluation Worksheet and transcripts as part of their application materials.

Apply now! Spokane MIT Program Application

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*For individuals with a GPA lower than 3.0 for their bachelor’s degree, the program may request a calculation of their last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of study. If the evaluated GPA is calculated to be above 3.0, the applicant then meets the GPA requirement. Occasionally, program faculty will recommend provisional admission of an applicant whose GPA is below a 3.0 if the balance of their application is exceptional and they have reason to believe the applicant will be successful in the program.