Master in Teaching (MIT)
Secondary Major

This program provides a Master of Education as well as a residency teaching certificate in grades 5-12 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.

Endorsements are included in this program. If an endorsement is pursued, it is recommended that a candidate complete the associated coursework before beginning the MIT program. Endorsements are included in a teacher's licensure to denote which subjects and grade levels they are qualified to teach. A list of endorsements EWU offers can be found HERE.

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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

Secondary Coursework

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

Summer Session 1

EDUC 500 - MIT Foundations of Education (4 cr)
EDUC 517 - Culture of Middle School (3 cr)
EDUC 522 - Transformation of Learning & Teaching (4 cr)

Total Credits 11

Summer Session 2

EDUC 510 - Curriculum & Assessment (4)
EDUC 596 - Secondary Literature (4)

Total Credits 8

Fall Quarter

EDUC 695 - Practicum in the Public Schools (1 cr)
EDUC 596 - Classroom Management (3 cr)
SPED 363 - Into to Special Education (4 cr)
EDUC 563 - Seminar in School Law (2 cr)

Total Credits 10

Winter Quarter

EDUC 520 - Methods of Educational Research (4 cr)
EDUC 695 - Practicum in the Public Schools (2 cr)

Total Credits 10

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

*Courses Required for Certification

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.