City University of Seattle’s Master in Teaching is designed for post-baccalaureate students who wish to pivot into a certified K-8 teaching role. With CityU you can earn a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate and a master’s degree. Choose a singular or dual focus through our various endorsements.
- PESB approved: CityU’s Master in Teaching is one of the only online teacher certification program approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) in Washington State.
- Established education provider: Our Albright School of Education is a fixture in Washington State, graduating over 300 teachers each year. We are accredited by the Washington State PESB, and our graduate job placement rate is consistently above the state average.
- Flexible learning: Complete the majority of your coursework online while benefiting from a dedicated instructor who will mentor you throughout your coursework and internship.
- Performance-based option: Experienced educators can earn credit toward their master’s by demonstrating mastery of skills through assignments, projects, tests, portfolios and reports planned independently with a faculty mentor.
- Practitioner faculty: Our instructors and mentors are all current master teachers, which means you’ll learn the most relevant teaching practices and start your career with an established network and an awareness of current district initiatives.
- 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.
Mixed Mode MIT
Elementary Education (54)
Elementary Education and ELL (69)
Elementary Education and Reading (61)
Elementary Education and Special Education (69)
Elementary Education and Special Education Low Incidence Disabilities (49)
Elementary Education with Culturally and Linguistic Diverse Learners (49)
Performance Based MIT
Elementary Education (51)
Elementary and Special Education (69)
Elementary Education and English Language Learners (66)
A Q&A with Dr. Craig Schieber
Q: What is your terminal degree in and where did you get it from?
A: Doctor of Education from Seattle Pacific University. I majored in Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in Information Technologies.
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: Direct theater productions, run, read, garden.
Q: Do you teach any classes?
A: Right now I’m just doing field supervision, however in the past I’ve taught technology, curriculum, and assessment classes.
Q: Why did you decide to go into education?
A: I am fascinated by the growth process and the exchange of ideas. Joy comes in seeing and helping people realize their potential and beyond.
Q: Why do you enjoy serving students at CityU?
A: Because most of our students are non-traditional university students I am always honored to help them realize their dreams. These are courageous and strong people, most of whom are in the adult flow of life with responsibilities such as having a family, paying a mortgage, working a job, etc.
Q: What is one thing that you tell students?
A: They will get a relevant, practical education from dedicated practitioners.
Q: Any fond CityU memories that you can share?
A: My fondest memories come from times I have supervised and observed our students interning and student teaching in classrooms. Watching them learn our teacher’s art of reaching out and helping and nurturing kids’ natural curiosity is the best kind of memory.
Q: What might you tell a student who was thinking of attending CityU?
A: They will get a relevant, practical education from dedicated practitioners. They should be prepared and open to grow. They will come out of our program a different person. In the program we will work with them as they prepare to join a proud profession, which once they join, they wear 24 hours a day. It is a calling and a full life commitment.
Q: What is something you’ve learned from end-of-course evaluations that you applied later on?
A: This is one that has been confirmed by course evaluations. The most common cause of student dissatisfaction in classes is lack of feedback from instructors on student work. That is our major focus to find ways to get student expectations and instructor performance closer together on this all-important instructional experience.
A Q&A with Maria Gross, Academic Program Director
Q: What did you study, and where did you graduate from?
A: Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Higher Education, University of Washington
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: Travel, cook, read
Q: Why do you enjoy working at CityU?
A: I enjoy CityU because of its practitioner-based model through which application of concepts is foundational to education.
Q: What’s one thing you always tell your students that may or may not relate to your class?
A: I love teaching and expect and welcome them to challenge me and our education system.
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