Master in Teaching – Secondary

Total Core Graduate Faculty in Program:
Graduate Students in Program:
Priority Deadlines:

  • Summer – (Pullman) – November 15 (Priority Deadline)
  • Summer – (Spokane) – November 15 (Priority Deadline)
  • Summer – (Tri-Cities) – December 15 (Priority Deadline)
  • Spring – (Vancouver) – September 15 (Priority Deadline)


  • Pullman
  • Spokane
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

  • WEST-B or acceptable SAT, ACT, CBEST or Praxis 1 scores
  • Content Exams NES or WEST-E

Degree Description:

The MIT is intended for those who possess a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and is designed to prepare students to become effective elementary or secondary education teachers. This program of study leads to a master’s degree and a State of Washington elementary or secondary education teaching certificate. The MIT degree is available to students the Pullman, Spokane, and Vancouver campuses; however the programs differ slightly from campus to campus. The programs at the Vancouver campus consist of 15 months of intensive study and internships, whereas the Pullman/Spokane program consists of 13 months of intensive study and internships. All of the MIT programs are cohort-based, forming a supportive network. The program consists of a wide range of pedagogy course work. Depending on the student’s focus (elementary or secondary education), these courses may include literacy, social studies, science, math, reading, health, fitness, or fine arts methods. Students also study diversity in schools and society, educational technology, the social context of education, and research-based effective practices. When successfully completed, the MIT program results in a master’s degree and teacher certification. Therefore all MIT students complete both certification and graduate research courses. All MIT students complete a research project and present the project results at the culmination of their program. The research projects are usually aimed at examining teaching and educational issues, with the focus on understanding the positive impact of education on student learning.

Admission Requirements:

Students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and should have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. In addition, students need to complete and submit the WSU Graduate School application through GradCAS with supporting materials such as short essays and a list of volunteer & professional experiences. Please see the links for each campus for additional information. All applicants must demonstrate knowledge in relevant subject areas. Applicants’ transcripts are evaluated to determine if prerequisite courses are needed.

Applicants are required to take all three parts (reading, writing, and mathematics) of one of the approved basic skills tests (ACT/SAT/WEST-B or CBEST for out-of-state applicants) and have official scores sent to WSU Pullman. In addition, applicants must also pass the specific content knowledge exam for their chosen endorsement area (either a NES or WEST-E). Passing scores for all NES exams is 220 or higher, passing scores for all WEST-E exams is 240 or higher. Scores must be released to both the State of Washington and WSU Pullman.

Admission to the program is competitive, and the most highly qualified candidates will be selected.

Career Opportunities:

Secondary Education Teacher
School/Curriculum Leadership Positions
Agency Services Positions

Career Placements:

Secondary Education

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