Master in Elementary Teaching (MIT): Teaching (K–8), Master of Education in Education (M.ED.)

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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.

Highly recommended

  • 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:

 ART 390EDUC 308EDUC 508MUSC 450PHED 390SPED 363.

Required Common Core
Psychological Foundations
EDUC 522TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING4
or PSYC 515 ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education–choose two
EDUC 502HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION4
or EDUC 507 PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL
EDUC 505CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION4
or EDUC 506 EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
Research and Applied Experience
EDUC 520METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH4
EDUC 600THESIS5
or EDUC 601 RESEARCH REPORT
EDUC 695INTERNSHIP4
Elementary Teaching Area Specialization
EDUC 478SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL4
EDUC 510CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT4
EDUC 538MEDIA LITERACY FOR TEACHERS4
EDUC 563SCHOOL LAW (MIT)2
EDUC 574SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
EDUC 576ADVANCED LITERACY METHODS4
EDUC 695INTERNSHIP11
MTED 590MATH METHODS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS5
Total Credits62

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.