The Teaching - Elementary program offered by Washington State University. 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 program on the Pullman/Spokane campuses consists of 13 months of intensive study and internships. All of the MIT programs are cohort-based, forming a supportive network.
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.
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.
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
Students need to complete and submit an MIT supplemental application in accordance with departmental deadlines and well as the WSU Graduate School application and supporting materials. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge in relevant subject areas.
Applicants are required to take the WEST-B examination in reading, writing, and mathematics and obtain a passing score of 240 or higher on each section (SAT scores of 500 on reading/verbal, 515 on math and 490 on writing; ACT scores of 22 on reading and math, 8 on writing will substitute the WEST B). Admission to the program is competitive, and the most highly qualified candidates will be selected.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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