Master in Teaching with Elementary Certification

The Child Development Program's "Three Little Pigs"

Department of Teaching and Learning

Completing the Master in Teaching (M.I.T.) program along with meeting state requirements leads to a Washington State Residency Teacher Certificate with an Elementary (K-8) Endorsement as well as the master’s degree. The program can be completed in 15 months full-time and 27 months part-time.

The WSU Vancouver M.I.T. program emphasizes the connection between teaching experiences and the practical realities of K-8 classrooms, as well as the importance of collaboration with colleagues and students on teaching strategies and a professional network.

Application process

The preferred application submission date is December 1 each year. The M.I.T. Elementary program begins once each year in May.

Download the M.I.T. Elementary Application (PDF).

For more information, contact the academic coordinator, Dan Overbay, or call 360-546-9673.

Admission requirements

Admission is selective and requires a minimum 3.0 GPA.

All prerequisite courses and passing WEST-B/SAT/ACT scores must be completed by the time the program begins in the summer session (mid-May).

For more information, see the M.I.T. Elementary Program Guide (PDF).

Program requirements

A minimum of 51 semester credits is required to complete the certification portion, with two additional courses (totaling 5 credits) to complete the master’s degree. The full program is completed in four consecutive semesters. Students may request consideration for a 27-month part-time program. Courses are offered only during the daytime utilizing a traditional face-to-face mode of delivery. For more information, see the handbooks.