Apply to the MiT Program

Prepare to enter the Master in Teaching program and learn how your application is evaluated.

Due to the changing nature of COVID-19, please contact us to confirm current admissions requirements.

Applications for spring or summer 2021 open May 1. Priority reviews of applications will take place September 1. The application deadline is November 1. 

How Your Materials Are Evaluated

We consider both qualitative and quantitative aspects of your application. Top applicants will be invited for a group interview in October or December.

Qualities of a top applicant

  • Interest in building relationships with students, families, and community mentors
  • Commitment to a teaching career in a public K–12 setting
  • Experience with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Interest in the intellectual and social development of young people
  • Academic proficiency in all coursework related to their content area
  • Recommended: A minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours (does not apply to Evergreen graduates)

Admission Documents

  1. A formal application submitted to the MiT program with $50 application fee

  2. Responses to admissions prompts a, b, and c below. Can be submitted as three papers (up to one-page each, double-spaced) or as a five-minute video (quicktime format).

    1. Name what you would like to teach. Explain or present how your college education has prepared you to teach in this area. This question will be reviewed alongside your transcript so there is no need to summarize your coursework.

    2. Explain your life experiences outside of school that inform your preparation to teach in this area. 

    3. Education is both a social good and structurally unjust. Explain or present your understanding of how teachers might address this contradiction in their classroom. 

  3. Documentation of 40 hours of volunteer work or observation within the past 5 years in U.S. K-12 public schools related to your endorsement and 10 hours of volunteer work or observation in a community-based organization within the past five years. Document your experience on a Recent School Experience Hours Log Sheet.

    1. A response addressing the following prompt (up to one page double-spaced or as a five-minute video [quicktime format]): 

      1. How has your time volunteering and observing informed your decision to be a teacher?

  4. Required State tests:

    1. Attempt WEST-B test (or equivalent i.e. ACT or SAT)

    2. Attempt at least one content specific WEST-E/NES

  5. Resume: Your resume should provide specific details about all of your experiences working with young people, especially those from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

  6. Two letters of recommendation: You will provide email addresses of two professional people or recent instructors willing to provide letters of recommendation. They will be contacted to submit a letter addressing one or more of the following: your work with children, academic work, writing ability, interpersonal skills, and job-related experiences. 

  7. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you’ve attended. A transcript is considered official if it bears the official seal and signature of the issuing institution and is sent directly by that institution to Evergreen’s Graduate Office of Admissions; or is enclosed in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution and delivered by the applicant to the Graduate Admissions Office. Evergreen can receive official e-transcripts from schools that are registered members of Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, Naviance, Parchment, and Scrip-Safe International. If the e-transcript system asks for an email address, please use Otherwise, mail or deliver transcripts to:

The Evergreen State College

Graduate Admissions

Library 2002

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW

Olympia, WA 98505

Attention: MiT Admissions


  • Evergreen Students & Alumni: If you transferred credit from another college or institution towards your Bachelor's degree, you will need to submit new official transcripts from those institutions. You will also need to request an official transcript from Evergreen for the MiT program. You can order your Evergreen transcript online.

  •  A final, official transcript showing you’ve earned (or are pending completion of) a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. You may be admitted provisionally pending completion.

International Students

International applicants have additional admission criteria:

  • English Language Proficiency: Every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through one of the following:
    • A Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education or from an institution in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, or the United Kingdom.
    • One of the following minimum English language proficiency test scores demonstrated through submission of official scores at the time of application: TOEFL paper test: 600; TOEFL computerized test: 250, TOEFL online test: 100, or IELTS: 7.5.
  • Transcripts from any university attended outside of the United States or Canada or the Philippines must be evaluated for U.S. college credit and degree equivalencies by an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Institution of Foreign Credential Services.

Entrance Tests: If residing in the U.S., please take all required tests. Most of these tests are now available at multiple sites overseas, so please make an effort to take them if you are within a reasonable distance from your current location. If you cannot take the tests prior to application, notify the MiT program at You will be expected to take the tests in the U.S. as soon as can be arranged.

International students must have evidence of having at least $35,212 USD to pay all expenses for one academic year's enrollment at Evergreen. This estimate includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, health insurance, personal expenditures, and transportation (excluding travel to and from U.S.). The Office of Admissions will work with admitted students on this paperwork


Master in Teaching, Teacher Education Programs

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