Master in Teaching

Next Start
July 2025
Mixed Mode (Renton)
Total Credits
Price per Credit

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, with your choice of up to two endorsement areas (Elementary Education, Special Education, Multilingual Education, and/or Reading). In the Masters in Teaching program you will explore socio-cultural and historical foundations of education while learning to create equitable environments where students feel seen, heard, challenged, and inspired to become global citizens who can co-create a better world now and in the future.

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.


Teacher Certification Programs at City University of Seattle strive to recruit, retain, and support a diverse educator workforce that mirrors the diversity of the PK-12 student population in schools. We aim to cultivate learning spaces in which all community members feel connected to and rooted in relationships within themselves, each other, and the environment. Our vision is to help future teachers align their instructional practices in culturally sustaining ways that foster the development of conscious, global citizens of the world who are at home in their place, environment, and communities.


Teacher Certification Programs at City University of Seattle provide relevant, relationship-based learning experiences rooted in culturally sustaining and identity affirming practices for future PK-12 teachers. We equip future teachers with tools, strategies, and awareness to effectively and equitably facilitate humanizing, healing-centered, and high-quality learning experiences for PK-12 students in the school setting.

The Master in Teaching program is designed for people who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in any field and would like to move into a certified teaching role. Through this program, you are eligible to earn a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate and a master’s degree at the same time. You may choose from 9 different endorsement combinations (singular or dual endorsement pathways available).

You will receive first-hand experience in the classroom through four internships and student teaching, which gradually increase your exposure to and participation in the classroom environment over time. 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.

Admissions requirements: To apply for this program you’ll need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the MIT program, you’ll learn:

  • Strategies for co-creating learning spaces that are culturally-sustaining and identity-affirming for all students
  • Student-centered instructional design, implementation, and assessment practices
  • Inquiry and project-based learning methods
  • Identity development and deepening your own equity literacy
  • Science of Reading pedagogy
  • Historical, legal, and sociopolitical foundations of the educational system in the United States

Note: Statement on 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) and 34 CFR 668.43(c). Candidates of City University of Seattle Teacher Certification Programs, complete requirements to be recommended for certification or endorsement in the state of Washington. Except for Washington State, CityU has made no determination if this program will lead to licensure in another state. Please reference the resources below to determine licensure requirements and/or transfer policies in states other than Washington. The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) have negotiated licensure reciprocity agreements among states. This means that if you earn licensure in Washington you may be able to gain licensure in another state based on proof of a valid Washington license. NASDTEC agreements can be found by clicking the following link. Requirements for licensure can change without notice, therefore it is important to contact the State Department of Education to confirm reciprocity in another state.

IDA Accreditation

The MIT reading endorsement is accredited through the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), which ensures you will receive the most cutting-edge research, practitioners, and content to meet the literacy needs of students and school districts throughout the state.

  • Elementary Education + Reading
  • Special Education + Reading
  • Multilingual/ELL + Reading



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 will 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.