Master in Teaching (MIT)
Elementary Major

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This program provides a Master of Education as well as a residency teaching certificate in grades K-8 in Washington State. This program is recommended for candidates who hold a Bachelor's degree in an area other than education, who are interested in entering the teaching profession.

Preadmissions Testing

The following must be completed for certification and the majority must be finished before admission to the MIT program:

    • Prior to admission applicants must take the WEST-B (Washington Educators Skills Test-Basic) or an approved alternative (SAT or ACT).
      • If SAT or ACT was taken, based on test date, you may be required to complete one or more sections of the West-B test. To determine testing requirements, please visit the EWU Certification webpage and click on Basic Skills Testing.

If you have questions regarding pre-admission testing requirements, please contact

Elementary Coursework

The path to Elementary Certification follows a cohort model. Coursework is completed in a designated sequence. Candidates must pass the WEST-E, NES, or ACTFL before they can begin student teaching.

Summer Session 1

Art 390 (3)
Music 450 (3)
EDUC 522 Transformation of Learning and Teaching (4)
EDUC 500 Foundations (4)

Total Credits 14

Summer Session 2

EDUC 508 - K-8 Literature (4)
EDUC 510 - Curriculum & Assessment (4)
PHED 390 - Health and PE in the Elementary Schools (3)
Total Credits 11

Fall Quarter

  EDUC 563 - Seminar on School Law (2 cr)
*EDUC 695 - Practicum in the Public Schools (1 cr)
*EDUC 572 - Math & Quant Reasoning in Elem School (4 cr)
*EDUC 570 - Elem School Science Programs (4 cr)
*SPED 363 - Intro to Special Education (4 cr)
*EDUC 596 - Classroom Mangement (3 cr)

Total Credits 18

Winter Quarter

*EDUC 695 - Practicum in the Public Schools (2 cr)
*EDUC 576 - Advanced Literacy Methods (4 cr)
  EDUC 520 - Methods of Educational Research (4 cr)
*EDUC 574 - Social Stu in Elem School (4 cr)

Total Credits 14

Spring Quarter

*EDUC 695 - Practicum in the Public Schools (12 cr)

Total Credits 12

Summer Quarter

EDUC 507 - Phil & Org of the American School (4 cr)
EDUC 538 - Media Literacy for Teachers (4 cr)
EDUC 601 - Research Report (5 cr)

Total Credits 13

Application Process and Requirements

Application deadline for the Summer 2024 cohort is April 1st, 2024 at 5pm.

  • Completion of bachelor's degree and pre-admission testing (listed above)
  • Online Application - Apply Now for the Summer 2024 Cohort!
    • Choose Education: Master's of Teaching - MED
    • At least a 3.0 GPA in last 90 quarter or 60 semester credits
    • Payment of $75 application fee
    • One official transcript sent directly from each university and/or college you have attended to the Graduate Studies Office. For more information regarding transcripts, please contact Graduate Studies directly at (509) 359-6297 or
  • One-page personal statement
  • Resume
  • Names and email addresses for three (3) professional references, sent to
  • Upon review of your admission materials you may be invited to an online interview for further consideration in the MIT program.
  • Upon acceptance, online orientation will begin in May.

Contact Us!

Russ Pounds
Program Coordinator

p: (509) 359-2500

Jiawen Wang
MIT Program Director

p: (509) 359-6004