Teacher Certification, MAT Core
This Masters program is intended for candidates seeking Washington State Residency Teacher Certification and a Masters degree. It consists of five quarters of study, combining online/hybrid coursework and a year-long clinical experience in a K-12 classroom. In order to receive a Washington State Teaching Credential, candidates must meet all requirements of the Teacher Certification Program for Washington State Teacher Certification, including passing of the edTPA. Applicants include paraprofessionals, career switchers, and teachers currently employed under emergency credentials.
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in last thirty credits of college (undergraduate or graduate) course work.
Passing scores on the WEST B sub tests (writing, reading, and mathematics).
Passing score on the appropriate WEST-E or corresponding NES test in the content area(s) for which the candidate seeks endorsement.
Candidates must complete all major courses with a B- or higher, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and meet all requirements of the Teacher Certification Program for Washington State Teacher Certification.
Successful completion of the following: 2 week intensive “bootcamp” in Ellensburg; a year-long internship, including a minimum of 720 hours in a K-12 classroom; 3 day-long in-person Saturday seminars during the Fall and Spring quarters; 2 virtual Saturday seminars in Winter; and a passing score on the edTPA.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Make appropriate instructional choices based on learner characteristics and the context of the school and community.
- Implement, and assess a curriculum that is coherent and aligned with state standards.
- Exhibit the dispositions of a professional educator, including their understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, relevant law and policy, and educational foundations.
These core classes will be taken by all teacher certification MAT candidates.