Master in Elementary Teaching (MIT): Teaching (K–8), Master of Education in Education (M.ED.)
MIT Elementary Teaching (K–8)–earn certification + M.Ed.: 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.
Prerequisites for this program are
- Introductory speech course (CMST 200, or an approved equivalent).
- Passing of MATH 211 of equivalent.
- Passing of the WEST-B (Washington Educators Skills Test-Basic).
- Contact www.west.nesinc.org for test information. Satisfactory SAT or ACT scores may waive all or part of the WEST–B requirement. Please see an advisor in the education department.
- 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 WEST E test to receive an endorsement for certification purposes.
Additional courses must be completed for certification:
|Required Common Core|
|EDUC 522||TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING||4|
|or PSYC 515||ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education–choose two|
|EDUC 502||HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION||4|
|or EDUC 507||PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL|
|EDUC 505||CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION||4|
|or EDUC 506||EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY|
|Research and Applied Experience|
|EDUC 520||METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH||4|
|or EDUC 601||RESEARCH REPORT|
|Elementary Teaching Area Specialization|
|EDUC 478||SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||4|
|EDUC 510||CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT||4|
|EDUC 538||MEDIA LITERACY FOR TEACHERS||4|
|EDUC 563||SCHOOL LAW (MIT)||2|
|EDUC 574||SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||3|
|EDUC 576||ADVANCED LITERACY METHODS||4|
|MTED 590||MATH METHODS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS||5|
Student Learning Outcomes—students will
- demonstrate required WAC knowledge and skills and meet all SPI and EWU Department of Education professional education program requirements including a yearlong internship in K–8 schools, which are necessary to qualify for a Washington residency teaching certificate in teaching in K–8 grades.