Master in Teaching

Next Start
January 2024
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 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 in 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.

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:

  • 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

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 Accredited for Master in Teaching - Elementary Education + Reading


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