Bachelor's degree conferred before the program starts.
Prerequisite Courses – One course in developmental psychology and math for elementary teachers. A list of UW courses is available on the application checklist. The prerequisites can also be completed at a community college; a list of local community college courses that satisfy the prequisites is available. You may submit a prerequisite evaluation form if you'd like to have your transcripts evaluated to see if previous courses may be used to meet the prerequisites.
Resume – detailing work experience, academic experience, honors, etc.
Goal Statement – 300-500 words (1-2 double spaced pages). Successful UW MIT applicants demonstrate strong knowledge of subject matter content knowledge, a passion for teaching traditionally underserved populations, and an interest in issues of social justice. Draw upon your personal experiences and qualities to explain your interest in becoming a teacher. Explain your views on the role of education in society and your reasons for wanting to enter the teaching profession. Describe how your educational background and your educational experience working with youth have influenced your interest in teaching. Indicate how your talents, skills, and experiences might contribute to the UW TEP community (may include: diverse cultural experiences, family background, extracurricular activities, accomplishments, career goals, life and work experiences, obstacles you have overcome, special talents) and why the elementary MIT is a good fit for your goals. Your statement will be read by the Admissions Committee that includes university faculty and staff and school administrators, and teachers with whom you may be placed for internships.
2 letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
WEST-B - State required basic skills assessment for all teacher candidates. Applicants must take the reading, writing and math subtests of the WEST-B, SAT, ACT, Praxis I or CBEST. SAT writing scores prior to 2005 canot be used. Visit the WEST website for upcoming test dates and registration information. If you are unable to schedule an exam due to COVID 19 closures, please note your plan to take the test once test centers reopen. It is the responsibility of the University of Washington College of Education to evaluate these assessment scores, along with all other applicable evidence, to determine if potential candidates have the requisite knowledge of basic skills in writing, reading and mathematics to be successful students and certified teachers. Score reports must be uploaded to the MIT application or official scores should be sent to the UW. Contact Student Services Score Report (319-337-1270) for ACT scores or College Board (866-756-7346) for SAT reports.
NES – State required content knowledge test. Visit the testing website for registration information, test dates, and sample questions. Elementary candidates must pass the Elementary Eduation subtests 102 and 103. The NES is not required at the time of application but must be passed in order to proceed with full time student teaching.
3.0 grade point average from the most recent 90 graded quarter (60 semester) credits.
Unofficial transcripts from all schools attended in the last 5 years, including where your degree was earned, should be uploaded to your online application. Transcripts must note your degree conferral if you have completed your degree.
For those interested in the Bilingual Education endorsement: Be sure to review requirements for the Bilingual Educator CApacity (BECA) Fellowship.
Submit your MIT application using the online Graduate School Application. All materials should be submitted through the online application.