Master in Teaching

General Prerequisites

Basic Skills Requirements Prior to entering MiT, regardless of endorsement areas, all candidates must have completed with a minimum grade of C, or 2.0, or satisfactory evaluation:

  • 4 quarter credits in college level statistics
  • 8 quarter credits in social sciences such as psychology, history, etc.
  • 12 credits in writing to include a course in expository or research writing, may also include writing intensive classes with appropriate documentation

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/ university must also be earned and posted to one’s official transcript by the beginning of the MiT program.

Endorsement Requirements

Testing Requirements

Experience with children/youth in public schools Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 40 hours of recent (within the past two years) experience with children/youth from diverse backgrounds in a public school setting through observations and volunteer or paid work, which is to be listed on applicant's resume.

International Students are also expected to provide:

  • Official test score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 600 (paper version) or 250 (computer version) or 100 (internet version) if your native language is not English. This requirement may be waived for international applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree (or higher) at an accredited college or university in the US with a minimum gpa of 3.0 for the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits.
  • Financial statement demonstrating resources of at least $36,000 (USD) to pay normal expenses including nonresident tuition and fees, books, room and board for one year at Evergreen and funds necessary to meet travel expenses. The Office of Admissions must receive this statement in order to issue immigration paperwork.
  • Transcripts from any university attended outside of the United States or Canada evaluated for U.S. college credit and degree equivalencies by an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  • International students residing outside Washington can take the WEST B and E entrance tests at over 225 locations around the U.S., or international sites. Please see to check seat availability and test locations. If an international student cannot take these tests at a convenient location, then he/she may take the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) Tests in reading, writing and math from at one of their international sites as a substitute, and take the WEST E test as soon as can be arranged.

Recommended for all: Coursework in First and Second Language Acquisition Theories