Master in Teaching

Admissions Criteria

Evergreen’s MiT program seeks to prepare the finest teachers possible to support the development of all children.

The prime requirements for admission are academic excellence and the potential to succeed as a teacher in a broad range of classroom settings. The admissions committee considers both qualitative and quantitative written evidence. Each applicant’s admission information, which includes essays, a résumé, transcripts, letters of recommendation, content area preparation worksheets and test results, is evaluated using these guidelines:

  • general graduate-level academic proficiency as indicated by a 3.0 GPA or strong evaluations for the last 90 quarter credits of coursework, liberal arts breadth, completion of general education prerequisites and strong writing and reading comprehension
  • quality of endorsement area content preparation
  • a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer work/experience (within the past two years) in a public school classroom, observing or working with diverse students at the grade level the candidate wishes to teach
  • experience with individuals from diverse cultural (racial/ethnic) backgrounds
  • study or work indicating an interest in the intellectual and social development of young people and a commitment to a teaching career in a K–12 setting
  • interpersonal communication skills and professionalism in public settings
  • passing scores on state required tests
  • completeness of application materials and the care with which the content was prepared