Master in Teaching

College of Education

Program Overview

The Master in Teaching (MIT) program allows students that already hold a bachelor’s degree to concurrently pursue a Washington State teaching certificate and a master’s degree at WSU.

Our MIT-Elementary (MIT-E) program leads to certification at the elementary (grades K-8) level. MIT-E candidates can hold a bachelor’s degree in any field of study.

Our MIT-Secondary (MIT-S) program leads to certification at the secondary (grades 5-12) level in one of the following subject areas: English, History, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Candidates for the MIT-S have typically completed their undergraduate degree in the subject area of interest.

The MIT program combines coursework, classroom experience, and a master’s project. When successfully completed, candidates will have earned both a master’s degree and a teaching certificate. As a result, all MIT students complete both certification and graduate research courses.

MIT Program Highlights

  • Program starts every May and is cohort-based.
  • Full-time students will complete the certification portion of the program in about 18 months. One additional semester-long seminar working on a master’s project is necessary for completion of the master’s degree. Students may request consideration for a part-time program, but time to certification may be extended.
  • Courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening with field experiences/internships occurring during the day only.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (must be completed by time of program start)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Prior experience (paid or volunteer) related to teaching or the education of youth, adolescents, and/or adults
  • Washington State requires that all prospective teachers demonstrate basic skills and content area proficiency. This is achieved through the following testing requirements:

Applications will be considered before testing requirements are complete, but final admissions decisions are contingent on completion of all required testing.

Official scores of all tests must be submitted directly to WSU Pullman by April 1. WSU may already have your SAT or ACT scores if you attended WSU as a freshman.


The Tri-Cities MIT Application (Word or fillable PDF version) provides detailed information on the application process. The application deadline is January 31st.

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Please e-mail Chris Gana with any questions about the MIT program.

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