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Elementary MIT Degree Program for Paraeducators

The Spokane Elementary Master in Teaching Program adapted for Paraeducators (Para MIT) is a high quality, practitioner-oriented, teacher preparation program designed for those with non-education bachelor degrees. It is designed to prepare working paraeducators to become K-8 teachers with an endorsement in special education.

The Spokane Para MIT program is a cohort-based program beginning each June that is specifically structured for paraeducators to maintain their current positions. The program is an intensive, integrated course of study and field experiences that is designed to be completed in two years. The priority deadline for submitting Spokane MIT program applications is November 15. Additional complete applications will be considered on a space available basis until April 1.

Elementary Education (K-8) MIT Program Admission Requirements
Admission to the Para MIT program requires that applicants have a conferred bachelor’s degree, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.* Incoming Para MIT students will demonstrate mastery of foundational subject areas American government, U.S. History, economics, mathematics, life and physical science, and geography, by successful completion of Subtest 1 and 2 of the Elementary NES examination.  Whereas completing college coursework in these areas.

*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.


Carmen Beck

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