Bachelor's degree conferred before the program starts.

Resume – detailing work experience, academic background and educational experience, volunteer work, and honors

Goal Statement (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 MIT 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 Secondary 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  potential leadership, collaboration, and adaptability.  Applicants will list a minimum of 2 recommenders in the online application. Recommenders will receive a link to submit the letter online.  

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.  Visit the WEST website for upcoming test dates and registration information. SAT writing scores prior to 2005 cannot be used.  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 offical scores should be sent to the UW if they cannot be uploaded.  Contact Student Services Score Report (3190337-1270) for ACT scores (UW is 4484) or College Board (866-756-7346) for SAT reports (UW is 4854).

WEST-E or NES – State required content knowledge test. Visit the Pearson website for registration information, test dates and sample questions. Candidates in History and Social Studies are required to pass the WEST-E subject test; all other candidates must pass the NES appropriate to their endorsement.  The content assessment test is not required at the time of application but must be taken in order to proceed with full time student teaching.

ACTFL (for World Language Applicants only) - Advanced Low must be achieved on both the oral and written ACTFL exams in the target language.  The tests are not required at the time of application but must be passed before beginning the Master in Teaching program. Visit the ACTFL site for registration information.

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.  International transcripts must be in English and provide degree verification. It is not required to have your transcripts evaluated by a service.

Approved Endorsement - The State of Washington requires all secondary teacher candidates to have an approved endorsement in one of the academic subjects taught in Washington secondary schools. Transcripts are evaluated for endorsement content requirements by the academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit the endorsement page for detailed information on content courses, evaluation proceedures and adviser contact information.  Early evaluation is recommended in case additional coursework is needed.  Endorsement courses do not need to be completed by the application deadline but prior to the start of the program.

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.

Submit your MIT application using the online Graduate School Application All materials should be submitted through the online application.  Applicants who qualify may request an application fee waiver through the application.


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