Master in Teaching Year 2


Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and Spring 2015 quarters

Taught by

mathematics teacher education
education, writing

Teacher candidates in the Master in Teaching program benefit from two full-time, 10-week, student teaching experiences. Consistent with our goals for graduate-level teacher preparation, the winter quarter is provided between the two student teaching assignments for personal reflection, continued growth in classroom teaching knowledge and skills, attention to professional activities and development of a professional growth plan.

The two student teaching internship placements are at different grade levels and in different schools, providing a well-rounded exposure to teaching in subject endorsement area/s with a variety of public school students. Candidates will be placed in classrooms where cooperating teachers have been identified by school districts as appropriate mentors for our teacher candidates. One student teaching placement is in a diverse, urban setting.

The first student-teaching experience begins in late August or early September in accordance with the public school calendar. This model is based on research indicating that having a student teaching experience in the opening weeks of the school year contributes positively to the success of a first-year teacher.

The second student-teaching assignment generally begins in early spring and continues toward the end of the academic year. With this second student-teaching opportunity, candidates will be able to (a) build upon previous teaching experiences, (b) gain an understanding of how teachers organize the curriculum in the closing months of the school year and (c) make comparisons between different school settings and grade levels.

The narrative evaluation of student-teaching performance is based on the Evergreen faculty supervisor’s observations in combination with the assessment of the cooperating classroom teacher. We use a nationally recognized assessment methodology that we have adapted for pre-service teacher education. As required by the state of Washington, candidates must demonstrate a positive impact on their students’ learning.  They must also pass a state-required Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) administered and evaluated by Pearson to be recommended for certification.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

Teaching and further graduate work

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Schedule Details

Weekly late afternoon/early evening seminar during fall and spring student teaching, times to be announced. Winter coursework hours to be announced.

Required Fees

$50 in winter for placement file.

Special Expenses

In the second year of the program, candidates complete a master's project.  The minimum expense for binding will be at least $65; the cost will be higher if candidates order more than one copy of the project.  In addition, the State of Washington requires that candidates seeking certification in Washington take the edTPA which will occur during fall student teaching.  This assessment will cost  $300 and will be paid directly to the company that manages the assessment procedure.  Candidates also pay for gas or public transportation to their student teaching sites.


Date Revision
December 2nd, 2014 $68 spring certification fee removed.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Fall); 16 (Winter); 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 45


Course Reference Number

(16 GR credits): 10334

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Enrollment Closed

Course Reference Number

(16 GR credits): 20190

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Enrollment Closed

Course Reference Number

(16 GR credits): 30142

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