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Master in Teaching

Northwest University
11 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
29 August 2022
Master in Teaching

About this program

Master in Teaching

The Master in Teaching (MIT) program prepares post-baccalaureate candidates with strong academic credentials who seek the first level of teacher certification and who demonstrate a high aptitude for scholarship and teaching at the elementary and secondary levels. Candidates earn a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate and the MIT Degree simultaneously.

The College of Education, directed by broad research and theory, and in accordance with state standards, prepares teachers in five specific proficiencies. The following outcomes guide our candidates’ experience throughout the program:

Program content

Core Curriculum:

  • Instructional Design
  • Data-Driven Instruction
  • Learning Psychology and Student Needs
  • Technology in Education Seminar
  • Safety and Legal Issues Seminar
  • Professional Seminar
  • Candidate Pedagogy Portfolio (CPP) Seminar
  • Theology of Education
  • Classroom Management-select one of the following:
  • Elementary Classroom Management
  • Secondary Classroom Management

Elementary Endorsement Methods:

  • Elementary Science Methods
  • Reading and Language Arts Methods
  • Elementary Mathematics Methods
  • Elementary Social Studies and Arts Methods

Secondary Methods:

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Secondary Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • Secondary Subject Area Methods

Student Teaching:

  • Part-Time Student Teaching
  • Full-Time Student Teaching


  • Humanities
  • Mathematics or
  • Science
  • Elementary (K-8) Music – Instrumental/Choral (K-12)
  • English/Language Arts (5-12)
  • Physics (5-12)
  • English Language Learners (K-12)
  • Social Studies (5-12)
  • Health and Fitness (K-12)
  • Theatre Arts (K-12)
  • Mathematics (5-12)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Post-graduate students commit to a three semester learning experience: fall, spring, and summer terms, in order to earn 30 credits for the MIT degree. The credit requirements include student teaching (7 credits) plus graduate-level coursework (23 credits). Classes meet in the evenings, on weekends, and during the summer months for cohorts commencing their programs in August. Student teaching is accomplished during daytime hours.


Total Tuition fee: $1,025 per credit


Credits: 30 semester

Academic Award: Master in Teaching

Holistic Teachers,

  1. Candidates demonstrate culturally responsive pedagogy aimed at the holistic learning of all students;

Adaptive Teachers,

  1. Candidates demonstrate differentiated teaching, adapting instruction where appropriate to meet student needs while remaining aligned with learning standards;

Learner-Focused Teachers,

  1. Candidates demonstrate reflective instruction, analyzing student work in order to further develop their own pedagogical practices;
  2. Candidates pass their state-required WEST-E/NES content assessments necessary for certification;
  3. Candidates pass their state-required edTPA pedagogy assessment necessary for certification.

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Northwest University

Northwest University was founded on October 1, 1934. We are a Christian co-educational institution accredited at the highest institutional level nationally and regionally. We awards associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in over 70 programs. Northwest University is a Christian...

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Northwest University

5520 108th Ave NE
98003 Kirkland Washington
United States of America

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