Master in Elementary Teaching (MIT): Teaching (K–8), Master of Education in Education (M.ED.)
MIT Elementary Teaching (K–8)–earn certification + MEd: a program designed for those candidates who desire an MEd degree and a Washington residency teaching certificate for teaching in the elementary grades. This program is available to candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in an area other than education interested in receiving both a MEd degree and a residency teaching certificate for teaching in the elementary grades. Please see an advisor in the education department.
Prerequisites for this program are
- Introductory speech course (CMST 200 or an approved equivalent).
- Passing of MATH 208 or equivalent.
- Passing of the WEST-B (Washington Educators Skills Test-Basic).
- Contact NESINC for test information. Satisfactory SAT or ACT scores may waive all or part of the WEST–B requirement.
- Three natural science courses (BIOL 115 or PHYS 115, GEOG 115/GEOL 115) and three social studies courses (HIST 110, HIST 104 or HIST 106, GEOG 101 or GEOG 230).
- Elementary Teaching with Certification candidates go through a pre-approval interview process and complete a year-long internship in an elementary school.
- All candidates for certification must pass an elementary education NES test to receive an endorsement for certification purposes.
|Additional undergraduate courses must be completed for certification:|
|ART 390||ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||3|
|EDUC 308||FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT||3|
|EDUC 508||UNDERSTANDING LITERACY INSTRUCTION K-8||6|
|MUSC 450||INTEGRATING MUSIC INTO ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM COURSES||3|
|PHED 390||HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS||3|
|SPED 363||INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION||4|
|Required Common Core|
|EDUC 522||TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING||4|
|Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education–choose two|
|EDUC 505||CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION||4|
|or EDUC 506||EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY|
|or EDUC 500||FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION/MIT|
|EDUC 502||HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION||4|
|or EDUC 507||PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL|
|Research and Applied Experience|
|EDUC 520||METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH||4|
|EDUC 600||THESIS (both are variable credit–5 credit minimum)||5|
|or EDUC 601||RESEARCH REPORT|
|Elementary Teaching Area Specialization|
|EDUC 510||CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT||4|
|EDUC 538||MEDIA LITERACY FOR TEACHERS||4|
|EDUC 563||SCHOOL LAW (MIT)||2|
|EDUC 570||ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE PROGRAMS||4|
|EDUC 572||MATHEMATICS AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||4|
|EDUC 574||SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||4|
|EDUC 576||ADVANCED LITERACY METHODS||4|
|EDUC 695||INTERNSHIP ( variable credit–15 credit minimum)||15|
- collaborate in and contribute to school improvement;
- create a safe, productive learning environment;
- demonstrate knowledge of responsibilities and policies related to the teaching profession;
- ensure cultural competence in teaching;
- ensure that students can articulate learning targets and can monitor their own progress toward those targets;
- integrate subjects across content areas;
- integrate technology into their classrooms and/or planning;
- involve and collaborate with student families and communities;
- plan and/or adapt curricula for diverse student needs;
- plan Standards-driven curricula to develop student capacity for problem-solving strategies in content areas;
- prepare responsible citizens for a diverse society;
- use a variety of assessments to monitor and improve instruction;
- use multiple instructional strategies to address individual student;
- utilize feedback and reflection to improve teaching practice.