Master in Teaching


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Program Details

City University of Seattle’s Master in Teaching (M.I.T.) program is designed for post-baccalaureate students who wish to pivot into a certified K-8 teaching role. With CityU of Seattle, you can earn a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate and a master’s degree in as little as five quarters.

When you enroll in our Master in Teaching program, you may choose an elementary education or special education emphasis or opt to pursue a dual focus. Additional dual endorsement topics include reading and English Language Learners (ELL).

Performance-Based Education at CityU

CityU’s Master in Teaching is currently the only online teacher certification program approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) in Washington state. You can complete the majority of your coursework online while benefiting from a dedicated local faculty who will mentor you throughout the coursework and internship portions of your learning.

If you are a more experienced educator, you may be able to participate in our performance-based program which allows you to demonstrate mastery of skills by submitting assignments, projects, tests, portfolios and reports that you plan independently with a faculty mentor.

Contact a CityU Albright School of Education advisor to learn how our traditional, mixed-mode, online or performance-based master’s in teaching programs can work for you.

Where CityU Can Take You

CityU’s Albright School of Education is a fixture in Washington state, graduating over 300 teachers each year. We are accredited by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board, and our graduate job placement rate is consistently above the state average.

Faculty and mentors are all current master teachers, which means you’ll learn the most relevant teaching practices and start your classroom teaching career with an established network and an awareness of current district initiatives.

Get Started Today!

If you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, all you need to do is apply and pass the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST-B ®) to start the program. Our advisors can help you design a program that will get you into a classroom quickly, prepared for an impactful teaching career.
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Special Education (56)
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Elementary and Special Education (73)
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