Be sure to read this important overview and information, including application information, about outcomes for graduate students in the master of arts in teaching degree program.
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) combines a program for elementary/middle-level and secondary teacher certification with a master of arts degree in the elements of teaching. The degree is designed to be completed on a part-time basis. The certification component is completed in two years. The master's component may be done concurrently with the certification component, or it may be completed after the student has begun a teaching career.
The M.A.T. is designed to prepare students who already have a bachelor's degree to teach. Satisfactory completion of the certification component of the M.A.T. will qualify you to apply for a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate. An additional 15 credits of non-certification classes will complete the master's degree portion of the M.A.T.
Note: If you already have a master's degree when entering the program, you will need to complete only the certification component and EDU 6085 to receive a second master's degree.
You will receive a broad base of information about education, the nature of students, society, and the teaching profession as a whole. In addition, you gain skills and knowledge in the use of instructional and management strategies. You will participate in various field experiences, culminating in an extended school-site teaching experience in the Spring Quarter of the second year.
The Master of Arts in Teaching program begins once a year during Autumn Quarter. Submit your application materials early during Winter Quarter so you may be informed of final decision by Spring Quarter. The following items are required for application review:
You must also have a personal interview with the School of Education faculty.
In addition to the above prerequisites for admission, you must have completed the content requirements for an endorsement in a subject area approved by the state.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO CERTIFICATION
APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS QUESTIONS
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