Teachers with real-world experience are in high demand. Heritage University's Master in Teaching (M.I.T.) program lets you take advantage of your existing bachelor's degree as a means to achieve a new career in teaching.
Regardless of the field of study in which you earned your undergraduate degree, you can earn a master's degree and the certification required to become a K-8 elementary teacher in Washington State. Further endorsements or taking additional classes enables the Master recipient to teach at a higher level.
HUAccelerate an Alternate Path to Teacher Certification
Heritage University's Accelerate program is an alternate route to obtain a Master in Teaching. This pathway to certification requires that individuals currently possess a Bachelor's degree. Upon completion, candidates will be prepared for a K-8 endorsement with a second endorsement in either Special Education or BLE/ELL.
Teacher candidates can either be recommended to this program, through Heritage University or by our school district partners. Candidates who meet all the requirements and complete a successful interview will be able to complete their program in three semesters, with ongoing support from Heritage University and district-identified mentors.
Heritage offers two delivery options for candidates seeking a M.I.T. degree. This means you can choose the pathway that best fits your learning style and life situation.
Theory to Practice -- Attend engaging, interactive classes, scheduled in the evenings and on weekends, along with field experience that allows you to apply what you are learning in class. This option is perfect for candidates who need to work during the day. Additional Information >>
Residency -- Work side by side with peers and an experienced classroom teacher in a K-8 classroom four days a week. Spend the fifth day on campus with your teammates and instructors gaining content knowledge and pedagogy. This option is available in the Yakima School District HU105 and in the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla School District HU123. Additional Information >>
Steps to Admission:
- Admission Requirements
- Apply to Heritage University
- After acceptance to Heritage University apply to the Teacher Preparation Program
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