MIT and MEd applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until cohorts have been filled. In order to be considered for one of the interview dates below, please apply by the deadline dates. Early submission by the priority deadline is encouraged to ensure consideration for the upcoming cohort. Merit-based scholarships are awarded post-interview, so the sooner you interview, the higher the chances of being awarded (funds are limited and will not be awarded after they have been exhausted.)
*The MIT Spring Cohort is no longer offered.
|Type of Deadline||Application Deadline||Online Interview Date||Admission Notification Date||New Admit Advising Dates (Required)|
|Priority||January 6, 2023||February 4, 2023||February 17, 2023||February 23, 2023 - 6pm OR March 7, 2023 at 12pm|
|Rolling 1||February 3, 2023||March 4, 2023||March 17, 2023||March 23, 2023 at 6pm OR April 4, 2023 at 12pm|
|Rolling 2||March 3, 2023||April 1, 2023||April 15, 2023||April 20, 2023 at 6pm OR May 2, 2023 at 12pm|
|Final||May 5, 2023||June 3, 2023||June 3, 2023||TBD|
Complete Seattle University’s Online Application, which includes the following elements:
*View this Instructional Video for Elementary Education Endorsement Form to get some tips on how to read and complete the form.
Elementary Endorsement Coursework
Since the elementary endorsement covers a broad range of coursework, many applicants need to take additional courses to meet the pre-requisite coursework requirements listed on the elementary endorsement form. Below are a few notes to consider when reviewing your own coursework history and to help you select coursework options that might work for you.
Math for Elementary Teachers
All elementary applicants are required to have completed a Math for Elementary Teachers course sequence (this coursework often takes two quarters to complete and cannot be substituted by other general math courses). If you have not taken this specific course sequence, you have a few options:
Take a competency exam that will exempt you from this requirement. A Math Test Study Guide 2018 is available. This exam is primarily made available to admitted students who have enrolled in the MIT or MEd program. If you must take the exam before receiving an admissions decision from Seattle University, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about your situation.
Elementary Content Modules
In order to aid elementary applicants in fulfilling the science, social studies, or art coursework prerequisites, the Professional & Continuing Education department at Seattle University has developed one credit modules that admitted students may complete. Use this link to see more information about the courses, costs and registration.
If you're planning on adding a Middle School Endorsement, we require you meet with an advisor to understand your options.
Below are the endorsement forms for each endorsement offered by the MIT program. The M.Ed. program is currently offering a select number of secondary endorsements: Biology, English Language Arts, History, Mathematics, Physics and Social Studies.
*View this Instructional Video for Secondary Education Endorsement Form to get some tips on how to read and complete the form.
**Students seeking an endorsement in Theater Arts and General Science must also have an endorsement in a second subject area. Common combinations are Theater Arts and Language Arts, or Biology and General Science.
All applicants must take the Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B) or submit test scores for an accepted alternative test prior to the beginning of the program. Due to current legislation, the State of WA does not require a passing score for the WEST-B or its accepted alternatives. However, your scores will be taken into account upon department review of your application. Below are the baseline passing scores for the WEST-B and acceptable alternatives. The test is available online.
All applicants must take and pass the Washington Educator Skills Test - Endorsement (WEST-E) or National Evaluation Series (NES) test in their endorsement area(s) prior to beginning the program. This test is not a requirement to apply to the program. If admitted, applicants will need to provide official passing scores to Seattle University prior to August 10 (of your entry year). The NES passing score is 220. The WEST-E passing score is 240. These tests are available online.
Designated World Language (DWL): The DWL endorsement is only offered in the MIT program.
DWL West-E: The DWL endorsement is only offered in the MIT program. The WEST-E for DWL does not need to be taken prior to the beginning of the MIT program. Students obtaining this endorsement will need to take and pass the corresponding WEST-E before beginning their internship.
ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)Test: ALL students obtaining a DWL endorsement (French, Spanish, Japanese) do need to take and pass both the written (WPT) and oral (OPI) sections of the ACTFL test prior to the start of the program. Both sections must be passed at the level of "Advanced Low" or better. Test registration can be completed online.
English Language Learners (ELL) Endorsement: The ELL endorsement is only offered in the MEd program.
ELL WEST-E: The WEST-E for ELL does not need to be taken prior to the beginning of the MEd program. Students obtaining this endorsement will take and pass the corresponding WEST-E before their ELL internship in the program. However, students do need to take the WEST-E/NES for their primary endorsement (elementary or secondary) prior to the start of the program.
WEST-B and WEST-E Vouchers: The College of Education has a limited number of vouchers to cover test fees in cases of financial hardship. If you have applied to the MIT, MEd, or EDLS/IDLS program, you may apply for a voucher by sending an email request with the quarter and year you will begin the program and briefly describing your financial need. Vouchers must be used at the time you register for the test.
NES Vouchers: To apply for a voucher for the NES exam, please follow the instructions on the Fee Waiver Request Form and mail to Pearson prior to registering for your test
All interviews are hosted online on Saturdays. See the "Admission Dates and Deadlines" table at the top of this page for specific interview and acceptance notification dates. The interview is comprised of three parts: the individual interview, the group interview and a written response. Each portion of the interview will provide the admissions team with a variety of opportunities to get to know you and for you to learn more about what your experience in our MIT or M.Ed. program might be like.
International students can find additional information here.