Enrolls In
Summer & Winter
Format
Mixed Mode (Renton)
Total Credits
54-75

Make an Impact on Today’s Youth

Explore your passion for making a difference in the lives of today’s youth with a Master in Teaching degree from City University of Seattle. This advanced degree prepares you for a career in teaching grades K-8. You’ll be well-equipped to manage classrooms, inspire learning, and give young students the tools to succeed in their education and in life.

Classes are available online and on Saturdays, so you can fit coursework in around your schedule. Courses are taught by educators who are actively teaching in the field, and are able to share their real-world experience and insights.

Mixed Mode MIT

The mixed mode MIT has both in-person and online classes. This option allows students to complete the majority of their coursework online while also benefiting from a dedicated local faculty who will mentor you throughout the coursework and internship portions of your learning.

The Master of Teaching program is designed for career changers who’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and would like to pivot into a certified K-8 teaching role. Through this program, you are eligible to earn a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate and a master’s degree and may choose a singular or dual focus through our endorsement options.

You will receive first-hand experience in the classroom through four internships and student teaching. Our program incorporates more hands-on classroom time than the Washington State minimum requirement, so you can benefit from immediate application and gain experience while earning academic credit.

Performance-based option: Self-starters with education-related experience can progress toward their degree by demonstrating mastery of skills through assignments, projects, portfolios, and other evidence in a specially designed non-cohort-based program.

Admissions requirements: To apply for this program you’ll need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test WEST-B ® and the National Evaluation Series Subtests I and II NES® 102/103.


Learning Outcomes

Throughout the MA in Teaching program, you’ll learn:

  • Theories and practice of classroom management
  • Public school law with an emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of students and teachers in special education and special programs
  • Major theories of human growth and development
  • Philosophical foundations of the American educational system with an emphasis on diversity
  • Methods of teaching and learning mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels
  • Student-centered instructional design
  • Inquiry-based approach to teaching STEM

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WHY CHOOSE CITYU?

Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.

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City University of Seattle is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1

IN-DEMAND SKILLS

Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.

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