If you are looking to finally enter the teaching and education professions or looking to move up within them, CityU can help.
CityU provides an ideal option for new teachers and seasoned education professionals because our programs are designed by practitioners to meet the needs of working adults. And our teacher placement rates are consistently higher than state averages.
Become a Teacher
Earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education along with your certification to become a K-12 teacher.
CityU’s teaching degree options blend field participation with academics in a way that prepares you for teaching in the real world. Upon successful completion of the undergraduate program, you will satisfy the requirements for a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement for mathematics, special education, English language learners (ELL), reading, or early childhood education AND a B.A. Ed. degree.
In addition, City University of Seattle is approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board to offer a shorter, alternative teacher preparation program for Residency Certification. This allows us to provide pedagogical instruction to candidates who want to teach in shortage areas such as math, English language learners (ELL) and special education.
The Master in Teaching option is best if you want to become a teacher but have already earned your bachelor’s degree (even if it’s in another major). CityU also offers the M.I.T. in a new performance-based format that can allow you to customize the speed at which you complete your program.
Take Your Education Career to the Next Level
If you are an educator aiming to advance your career or earn a master’s, doctorate, or Washington state administrator certificate, then CityU offers a wide variety of customized programs to meet your needs.
In addition to our diverse M.Ed. program options, you can customize your degree by adding a Technology Emphasis, Autism Emphasis or Specialized Study.
We also offer a program in Guidance and Counseling.
Our administrator preparation programs include state certification for principal, program administrator, or superintendent independently or as part of a concentration for the Ed.D. in Leadership.
Lastly, CityU offers a “performance-based” Master of Education program for today’s networked teacher. The new program delivery mode was created to serve candidates who already possess a solid foundation of educational experience and knowledge, are looking to capitalize on current teaching practices, and who prefer to learn from a variety of sources while engaging in a fully online learning format. All educational leadership programs are available online and at selected regional locations.
“I didn’t want to quit my full-time job or coaching, so when I found the teaching program through CityU, I knew it was perfect.”
- April Bobadilla, Student