12 months
10478 USD/year
10478 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Initial Teaching from Gonzaga University develops socially responsible professionals who serve with care, competence, and commitment. 


Key facts

Initial Teaching from Gonzaga University program utilizes a cohort group structure in which entering candidates proceed through a prescribed sequence of classes together.  The Masters of Initial Teaching program leads to an elementary or secondary teacher certification in a one or two year program.


Applicants seeking elementary education certification will receive an elementary endorsement and teach grades K-8 as generalists in a self-contained classroom. Secondary education certification candidates teach grades 5-12 and choose a specific content area (endorsement) to teach. 

The content areas must be selected from one of the following approved endorsements offered at Gonzaga: biology, chemistry, physics, English language arts, social studies, health and fitness, mathematics, music, and designated world languages. 

Additional endorsements are encouraged. For additional endorsements, visit the certification office for requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Abuse Prevention
  • Physical Education and Health Methods
  • Psychology of Children with Exceptionalities
  • Field Experience
  • Mathematics Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


44 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • A completed application form.
  • A $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • One official transcript from all colleges or universities attended.
  • A written statement of purpose addressing the applicant’s.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation from individuals who have current knowledge of the applicants' teaching capabilities.
  • A resume, template provided.
  • An interview with the MIT admissions committee.
  • Passing score for the Basic Skill Requirement in each category: Reading, Writing, and Math with minimum scores in either the WEST B, SAT, ACT or CBEST test.
  • Passing score for the WEST E or NES test in the applicant's primary content area
  • Submission of a financial declaration and supporting documentation by each international applicant.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10478 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10478 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Spokane

880 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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