Bachelor's degree conferred before the program starts.
Prerequisite Course – Candidates must complete math for elementary teachers prior to the start of the program. This can be met by taking UW's EDUC 170 or through an approved community college course; a list of local community college options is available. You may submit an evaluation form if you'd like to have your transcripts evaluated to see if a previous course can be used to meet the prerequisite. This form will be completed using a DocuSign PowerForm. When completing the form, you will be required to upload your unofficial transcripts and other supporting documents (i.e. course descriptions, syllabi). Once you finish the form, your documents will be submitted automatically to the Office of Student Services for review.
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 cannot 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 transcript 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.
TOEFL/IELTS/DUOLINGO - Applicants whose native language is not English who attended school outside the US, UK, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinadad, or Tobago are also required to submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. More information about minimum scores for admission with the Graduate School can be found here. Duolingo and IELTS are also acceptable tests.
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.